"According to the Census figures from 2010, across the country, 31.6 percent of single-parent families headed by a woman — about 4.7 million in total — were impoverished. That figure marked an increase from 29.9 percent just one year prior.
Male-led single-parent families fared better with about 15.8 percent — or 880,000 total families — below the poverty threshold.
In comparison, just 6.2 percent of married-couple families were impoverished in 2010."
Max Reinhart | "Single moms in poverty here reflect national data" | The News-Herald Online