Family structure (whether a child lives in a single parent or married family) is a strong predictor of childhood poverty. While childhood poverty has been on the decline, there is still a high rate of poverty among children in single-mother families, affecting the health of these children. This data slice describes the trends of childhood poverty among different family structures in the U.S.
child poverty, single-mother families
Family, Life Course, and Society | Income Distribution
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Zhang, Xiaoyan, "Child Poverty Has Been Declining in Single-Mother Families, but the Gap Remains Large" (2019). Lerner Center for Public Health Promotion: Population Health Research Brief Series. 76.
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