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Poverty and Single Mothers in the New York Times

Over the weekend the New York Times published a piece arguing that “Single Mothers Are Not the Problem”: that is, “not the reason we have unusually high poverty in the United States, compared with other rich democracies.” The authors note, for example, that “among households headed by working-age adults, 8.8 percent of people lived in single-mother households in 2013” — suggesting it’s hard to put a dent in the overall poverty rate by making changes for this small demographic. Fair enough, though I’m not sure too many people blame poverty in general on single mothers. What people do say is that
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