Brief The More Things Change? Children's Living Arrangements since Welfare Reform
Gregory Acs, Sandi Nelson
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The share of children five and under living with single mothers declined from 21.0 percent in 1997 to 17.3 percent in 2002. The share of young children living with married parents increased by 2.5 percentage points between 1997 and 2002. The share living with unmarried parents increased by 1.2 percentage points.
Research Areas Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Family structure