Marriage & Poverty: Florida by heritagefoundation

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									In Florida, Marriage Drops the Probability of Child Poverty
by 80 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
                                        35%
Florida.                                             32.2%
  Some 32.2 percent of single
                                        30%
mothers children were poor in
2008 compared to 6.3 percent of
married couples with children.          25%
  Single-parent families with
children are more than five 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                                                        6.3%
the mothers and the lower income         5%
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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