Two Generations in Poverty, 2000-2010
Poverty: Top Ten Facts
Fact: Women are more likely to be poor or low- income than men.
Fact: Single-parent families (at 37.2%) are about four times as likely as married-couple families (at 8.8%) to be in poverty.
Fact: More than one in 10 children is living in deep poverty, more than one in five is living inpoverty, and more than two in five are low- income.
Fact: Families headed by Black and Hispanic householders are more likely to be living in poverty or to be low-income, compared with those headed by White and Asian householders.
Fact: Adults living in poverty are more likely to have lower levels of education compared with adults living above the poverty line.
Fact: Children growing up in single-mother households (at 46.9%) experience higher rates of poverty than those growing up in married- couple households (at 11.6%).
Fact: Family households with young children under age 6 are more likely to be living in poverty or to be low-income compared to those with children under age 18.
Fact: Young adults ages 18-24 experience the highest rates of poverty among adults as com- pared to adults ages 18-64, and ages 65 years and older.
Fact: Families headed by young householders ages 18-24 are more likely to be poor or low income than families headed by householders ages 25 to 54.
Fact: Families headed by a single parent are more likely to be poor than families headed by married couples, even when at least one family member in the household is working full-time and year-round.