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[IWS] Legal Momentum: SINGLE PARENTHOOD IN THE UNITED STATES--A SNAPSHOT [2013 EDITION] [July 2013]
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SINGLE PARENTHOOD IN THE UNITED STATES--A SNAPSHOT [2013 EDITION] [July 2013]
Legal Momentum’s Senior Staff Attorney, Timothy Casey, has authored a brief report about single parenthood in the U.S., Single Parenthood in the United States–A Snapshot, which analyzes employment, gender, education, income, and more. The report reveals major gender disparities in employment and income. For example, in 2009, 4 in 10 employed single mothers worked in low-wage jobs. In 2011, median income for single-mother families was just over $25,000—almost $15,000 less than for single-father families. The poverty rate for children in single-parent households is more than triple the rate of those in two-parent families, demonstrating the need for a strong safety net. Child poverty is linked to higher incidences of poor health and school dropout.
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