A new report from Legal Momentum demonstrates that poverty rates for single mothers are exceptionally high in the U.S. compared to other high-income countries.
Legal Momentum compared single mother poverty rates in the U.S. to rates in 15 other high-income countries. The U.S. single mother poverty rate in 2004 was the highest at 49%. Scandinavian countries like Denmark (8%), Sweden (10%) and Finland (11%) had the lowest rate, while Canada was the second-highest, with 48% of single mothers living in poverty.
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"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 »