Brief Poverty among Children Born Outside of Marriage
Preliminary Findings from the National Survey of America's Families
Ariel Halpern
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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.
Research Areas Social safety net Race and equity Children and youth
Tags Poverty Economic well-being Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Women and girls Racial barriers to accessing the safety net