Single Mother Poverty Rates Remain High Even When Food Stamps and Earned Income Credits Are Counted

Single Mother Poverty Rates Remain High Even When Food Stamps and Earned Income Credits Are Counted

Date: 
June 1, 2011

Women and children account for over 70 percent of the nation's poor and the official poverty rate for single mother families has been exceptionally high every year since official poverty measurement began in the 1960's.

In this report, Legal Momentum finds that single mothers suffer disproportionately high rates of poverty under four alternative income definitions.

Author(s): 
Tim Casey

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