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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.
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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