Poverty Rates are Decreasing, But They are Not Equal Across Races, Family Types, or Age Groups
Given the facts, are you surprised by the breakdown of poverty rates across races, family types, and age groups?
In 2017, 34.4% of single mothers lived in poverty, an improvement from 42.9% in 1980 (Fig. 56). Single mothers in 2017 were more than twice as likely to be in poverty than single fathers, experiencing poverty rates of 34.4% and 16.2% respectively.