Poverty and Single African-American Females
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This paper examines how single African-American females are a major constituent of poverty in America and how many of the children living in poverty in America are the children of African-American families headed by single females. Through a literature review, it examines the rising poverty rate for single African American females even though general the poverty rate among African-Americans seems to be declining. It discusses how this can be attributed to the disparity between wages for men and women and how many families headed by a single female are entitled to child support but do not receive it. It also looks at the influence of geographical location and the direct problem of black children living under the poverty line.
From the Paper:"While the above statistics suggest poverty among Blacks is declining, 47.5 percent of families headed by single African American mothers had incomes below the poverty line; more than half of families headed by single African American women were poor; single-mother African American families experienced poverty at a rate dramatically higher than married-couple or single-father families; and in 1998, the poverty rate among single-mother African American families with children was five times higher than that of families headed by married couples (Center analysis, 1998). One reason for this is thought to be the disparity between wages for men and women, and another is the fact that many families headed by a single female are entitled to child support but do not receive it (Center analysis, 1998)."
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