By Harrell R. Rodgers
This re-creation of yankee Poverty in a brand new period of Reform offers a complete exam of the level, motives, results, and prices of yank poverty approximately ten years after the passage of the private accountability and paintings chance Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996. the writer contains the most up-tp-date on hand demographic, price range, review, and application information to judge the influence of this sweeping laws on federal and nation guidelines, in addition to on poverty populations. This revised variation takes into consideration the industrial slowdown that came about in 2001 via 2003. It examines the kingdom judgements approximately how you can enforce PRWORA, and the way alterations have affected the poverty inhabitants and total welfare method. the writer identifies the confident implications of welfare reform in addition to difficulties that has to be addressed. New positive aspects for this version contain an appendix of web resources a state-by-state tables of poverty premiums.
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Knowing which are the major poverty groups provides valuable insights into the causes of poverty. Second, it will analyze poverty among American children, the largest single group of poor Americans. Third, it will examine the rapid growth and extreme economic vulnerability of single-mother families. Last, the analysis will allow us to examine some of the major factors that have impeded progress in reducing poverty. Who Are the Poor? In 2003 almost 36 million Americans were counted among the poor.
Almost 70 percent of poor black children live in a mother-only family. The causes of poverty among children vary somewhat by race and ethnicity. Single parenting, especially when combined with unemployment, is a major contributor to poverty among children, leaving them extremely vulnerable to economic insecurity and deprivation. 10 Children With Single Parents and Proportions With Cohabiting Single Parent, March 2002 60 48 50 46 40 40 Non-Hispanic White 33 Black 29 30 30 Asian and Pacific 25 23 20 All children 16 14 13 11 12 11 10 5 4 5 5 6 2 0 Children with single mother Children with single father Percent of all children with a single parent Children living with a single cohabiting mother Children living with a single cohabiting father Percent of children living with a cohabiting single parent out of children living with a single parent Source: Bureau of the Census, Annual Demographic Supplement to the March 2002 Current Population Survey.
Children, regardless of race or ethnicity, suffer very high rates of poverty when they live with a single mother. Almost 40 percent of all children living in mother-only families live in poverty, and the poverty rate for non-Hispanic white, black, and Hispanic children in these families is exceptionally high. In 2002 almost 48 percent of all black and Hispanic children in mother-only families lived in poverty. While lower, over 29 percent of white children living in a mother-only family suffered poverty.
American Poverty In A New Era Of Reform by Harrell R. Rodgers