Tag Archives: single mother

How Much Does Single-Mother Poverty Cost our Nation?

My posting on the plight of single-mother families prompted commenter Glenda to ask a really good question: “Do you have any data … on our total public costs to continue to support single mothers living in poverty rather than investing in helping them to get educated and become self-sufficient?” I replied as best I could at […]

Harder Times for Single Mothers and Their Children

Single-mother families are worse off than any other type of household by just about any measure you can imagine. And their bad situation has gotten worse since the recession set in. This we learn in detail from a new report by Legal Momentum, tellingly entitled Single Mothers Since 2000: Falling Further. Here’s some of what the report […]