Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Just interesting: Single mothers less poor than they were 15 years ago

Posting this tidbit FYI:

About 196,000 of these children, or 31%, lived in a lone-parent family headed by a woman. Roughly 22% of children living with a single mother were in low income in 2009, compared with 56% in 1996.

It'd be interesting to find out why this is the case: why are fewer single mothers poorer now than they were about 15 years ago.