Poverty among Children Born Outside of Marriage

Brief

Poverty among Children Born Outside of Marriage

Preliminary Findings from the National Survey of America's Families
December 1, 1999

Abstract

Among children living with single mothers, those born outside of marriage are 1.7 times more likely to be poor than are those born to married parents, even after controlling for differences in such factors as mother's education and work status. As such, a continued policy focus on children born to unmarried mothers is warranted.

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