Bringing Down the Rear: The Decline in the Relative Economic Position of Single-Mother Families

  • Clair Vickery Brown
Part of the Nato Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 18)


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.


Child Care Single Mother Market Work Replacement Cost Money Income 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Clair Vickery Brown
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  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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