Tag Archives: single mothers

How the value put on two-parent families is dangerous for domestic violence survivors

Tweet After studying domestic violence services for a couple years, public health researcher Sara Shoener realized that one of the biggest barriers to survivors safety is the widespread cultural belief that two-parent homes are best–no matter what. She writes the New York Times: I began my research in 2011, the year the Centers for Disease [...]
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Chart of the Day: Blame US policies, not single mothers, for child poverty

TweetSingle mothers in the US are disproportionately likely to be poor — a fact that some like to point to explain why we have such god awful rates of child poverty. The US ranks 34 out of 35 developed countries in terms of number of children living in poverty, which should be a national scandal but isn’t. Conservatives [...]
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“Paycheck to Paycheck” documentary puts a human face to the treadmill of poverty in the US

Tweet “Alis Volat Propilus…It means ‘I fly with my own wings.’ I don’t need anyone else to hold me up.” Katrina Gilbert looks into the camera fingering the tattoo of a bird just above her breast. The ink is a reminder and totem. It is our first introduction to Gilbert, whose story in the documentary Paycheck [...]
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Chart of the Day: Mothers are the sole or primary breadwinner in 40 percent of US households

Tweet According to a new Pew Research Center report, a record 40 percent of households now have a mother who is the sole or primary source of income for their families. This figure includes two very different groups of women: 63 percent are single mothers and 37 percent are women who are married and have a higher [...]
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Acceptance is not the goal

Tweet Gallup just released the results of its annual poll surveying Americans’ moral views on a number of hot topics, from adultery to polygamy to birth control. In general, respondents seem to have grown more progressive. According to Gallup, 59% of Americans believe gay and lesbian relationships are “morally acceptable,” up from 40% in 2001, [...]
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