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Single Mothers and Their Children

A New American Dilemma

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Document date: January 01, 1986
Released online: January 01, 1986
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book of 1987-88.

The proportion of children living in households headed by single women in more than one in five. There is concern (and some evidence) that children of single parents are less likely to be successful adults. The book discusses the trends in public debate about this problem. In particular, it examines the issue of providing public assistance to such families and whether doing so fosters long-term welfare dependency.

Topics/Tags: | Children and Youth | Families and Parenting | Poverty, Assets and Safety Net

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