Are poor families poor because they fail to maintain stable families?, cont.
What we know:
Half the rise in child poverty over the 1980s is attributable to shifts in the child population from married-coupled families to female-headed families.
(The work of Darity and Myers, and Wilson and Neckerman is important for our understanding for the increasing number of families headed by single females).
Single-parent families of all races are at much greater risk of living in poverty.