FAMILY

FUTURE

CHANGE

WHY SINGLE MOMS

FAMILY

Today 1 in 4 children under the age of 18 — a total of about 17.2 million — are being raised without a father

FINANCIAL

1/3rd of single mother families in 2013 were “food insecure,” 1/7th used food pantries and 1/3rd spent more than half their income on housing, which is generally considered the threshold for “severe housing cost burden.”

HEALTHCARE

Across all income levels, single mothers are the group more likely to lack health insurance. According to the latest available data, 14.6% had no health coverage. By comparison, only 7.2% of women in two-parent households had no insurance.

CRIME

A study of 13,986 women in prison showed that more than half grew up without their father. 42% percent grew up in a single-mother household and 16% lived with neither parent.

FAMILY

Today 1 in 4 children under the age of 18 — a total of about 17.2 million — are being raised without a father

FINANCIAL

1/3rd of single mother families in 2013 were “food insecure,” 1/7th used food pantries and 1/3rd spent more than half their income on housing, which is generally considered the threshold for “severe housing cost burden.”

HEALTHCARE

Across all income levels, single mothers are the group more likely to lack health insurance. According to the latest available data, 14.6% had no health coverage. By comparison, only 7.2% of women in two-parent households had no insurance.

CRIME

A study of 13,986 women in prison showed that more than half grew up without their father. 42% percent grew up in a single-mother household and 16% lived with neither parent.

Impacting Families

9.6 million

Single mom homes in 2017

  • 60% Live in Poverty
  • 68% More likely to use drugs
  • 2.6 Million were jobless
  • 1.4 Million did not graduate High School

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