Bringing Down the Rear: The Decline in the Relative Economic Position of Single-Mother Families
Poverty has gradually become an issue of particular concern to women because families composed of single mothers and their children are the fastest-growing segment in the poverty population. By 1978, 49% of all families in poverty were headed by a single woman, and 56% of all children (under age 18) in poverty were in single-mother families.
KeywordsChild Care Single Mother Market Work Replacement Cost Money Income
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