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Married Fathers: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty « Marriage & Family « Downloads

Date postedOctober 18, 2010
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The principal cause of child poverty in the U.S. is the absence of married fathers in the home. According to the U.S Census, the poverty rate in 2008 for single parents with children was 35.6 percent. The rate for married couples with children was 6.4 percent. Being raised in a married family reduces a child’s probability of living in poverty by about 80 percent.