The Census Bureau 2010 poverty data released in September 2011 show the largest number of poor people in the 52 years that poverty has been measured, 46.2 million, and the highest overall poverty rate, 15.1%, since 1993. The poverty rate for single mother families increased to 40.7%, the highest rate since 1997.
The large gender poverty gap that has persisted since poverty measurement began continued in 2010. Adult women were twenty nine percent more likely to be poor than adult men in 2010, with a poverty rate of 14.5% compared to the 11.2% rate for men. 17.2 million adult women were poor, compared to 12.6 million adult men.
For the full report, click on the link below.Reading Between the Lines: Women and Poverty in the United States 2010
"Risk Assessment and Intimate Partner Sexual Abuse: The Hidden Dimension of Domestic Violence"
This article is by Lynn Hecht Schafran for Judicature Magazine. Risk assessment is of critical concern to judges in every kind of domestic violence case. Recent research documents the importance of a largely ignored sign of risk and potential lethality in these cases: intimate partner sexual abuse. More »