By Harrell R. Rodgers
This re-creation of yank Poverty in a brand new period of Reform offers a entire exam of the level, explanations, results, and prices of yank poverty approximately ten years after the passage of the private accountability and paintings chance Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996. the writer contains the most up-tp-date on hand demographic, price range, evaluate, and software facts to guage the influence of this sweeping laws on federal and kingdom rules, in addition to on poverty populations. This revised version takes under consideration the industrial slowdown that happened in 2001 via 2003. It examines the kingdom judgements approximately find out how to enforce PRWORA, and the way adjustments have affected the poverty inhabitants and total welfare process. the writer identifies the confident implications of welfare reform besides difficulties that needs to be addressed. New positive aspects for this version contain an appendix of web assets a state-by-state tables of poverty charges.
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The events that bring poor children into a single-mother household vary significantly by race and ethnicity. 12 shows, the majority of all poor children find themselves in a mother-only family because their mothers never married. The second major reason is a divorce. 6 percent). However, the story varies by race and ethnicity. 13 Percentage of All Children Living in Families With a Never-Married Female Head, by Race, 1960–2002 All Races White Black Hispanic 40 35 Black 30 Percent 25 20 15 Hispanic 10 All Races 5 White 0 1960 1970 1975 1980 1982 1984 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Year Source: Bureau of the Census, “Marital Status and Living Arrangements,” Current Population Reports, various years.
3 million more poor people than in 2000. 5 percent, a rate higher than in most years in the 1970s. Making significant progress against poverty has clearly been an elusive goal. This chapter will focus on four major topics relevant to the nation’s efforts to ameliorate poverty. First, it will analyze the basic demographic composition of the poverty population. Knowing which are the major poverty groups provides valuable insights into the causes of poverty. Second, it will analyze poverty among American children, the largest single group of poor Americans.
4 percent of all marriedcouple families were poor. These families, of course, are more economically viable because there is generally at least one full-time worker, and they are better situated to handle and share responsibility for children. By contrast, single parents are often challenged to balance work with child care and all the other responsibilities associated with running a household. Not surprisingly, the poverty rate for female-headed households is high. In 2003, 28 percent of all female-headed families were poor; almost six times the poverty rate of married-couple families.