Single Parents and Poverty
... Parents and Poverty: Problems and Solutions
No examination of poverty would be complete without looking at the specific problem of single parenthood, especially single motherhood. It is a problem in the United States and all over the world, because children who are born to single mothers often have problems with educational achievement, and these households are often mired in poverty. And, since there is lower educational achievement among the children of these households, the poverty is liable to be pervasive, because lower educational achievement is correlated with less economic achievement. Moreover, at least in the United States, the more poor a woman is, the more likely she is to ...