Marriage & Poverty: Wisconsin by heritagefoundation

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Marriage is America's #1 weapon against childhood poverty. This graph details the impact of marriage on the probability of child poverty in Wisconsin.

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									In Wisconsin, Marriage Drops the Probability of Child
Poverty by 89 Percent
  The rapid rise in out-of-wedlock     PERCENTAGE OF FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN
child bearing is a major cause of      THAT ARE POOR
high levels of child poverty in                      34.9%
                                        35%
Wisconsin.
  Some 34.9 percent of single
                                        30%
mothers children were poor in
2008 compared to 3.9 percent of
married couples with children.          25%
  Single-parent families with
children are nearly nine times          20%
more likely to be poor than
families in which the parents are
                                        15%
married.
  The higher poverty rate among
                                        10%
single-mother families is due both
to the lower education levels of
the mothers and the lower income         5%                                             3.9%
due to the absence of the father.
                                         0%
                                                  Single Parent,                Married,Two-Parent
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American             Female-Headed                        Families
Community Survey, 2006–2008 data.                    Families

                                                                   Marriage and Poverty in the U.S.   heritage.org

								
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