Brief Income and Hardship: Poverty among Children
Megan Gallagher, Sheila R. Zedlewski
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Children living with one parent were much more likely to be poor than children living with two parents--44 percent compared to 11 percent---ecause one-parent families typically rely on a lone adult for economic support. Even with support from the noncustodial parent, some children in one-parent families remain poor.
Research Areas Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Poverty Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Economic well-being