Single Motherhood, Employment, or Social Assistance: Why are U.S. Women Poorer than Women in Other Affluent Nations?

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Christopher, Karen;
  • Publisher: Luxembourg: Luxembourg Income Study (LIS)
  • Subject: USA | Armut | Frauen | Alleinerziehende | Öffentliche Sozialleistungen
    • ddc: ddc:330
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

U.S. women have higher poverty rates than women in other affluent nations. In this paper I attempt to explain this disparity by examining the effect of single motherhood, employment, and social assistance on women's poverty. With cross-national comparisons of quantitati... View more
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