Fact Sheet Characteristics of Low-Income Single Mothers Disconnected from Work and Public Assistance
Pamela J. Loprest, Austin Nichols
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Families headed by low-income single mothers who are not working or receiving public cash benefits ("disconnected families") are among the most vulnerable in our society. This fact sheet shows that the number of families in this situation is increasing over time. It also describes their income, receipt of noncash benefits like housing and food assistance, living arrangements, and characteristics that may impede work.
Research Areas Families Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Washington, DC, research initiative Families with low incomes
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center
Cities Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV