Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Nor do the authors mention any of the other numbers that continue to alarm demographers, social scientists, and family researchers. Children in single-parent homes are three times as likely to be poor as children living with their married parents. Brookings scholars Isabel Sawhill and Adam Thomas ran a simulation analysis in which they “married off” potential single parents. They concluded that if the proportion of single-parent families had remained the same in 1998 as it was in 1970, child-poverty rates would have been 20 percent lower.