Many Children with Married Parents are Low Income
Publication Date: October 2005
Keywords: child poverty; low-wage work
Type: Fact sheet
Coverage: United States
Recent public policy initiatives have encouraged low-income parents to marry as a means of attaining economic security. But, the data tell a more complex story. Marriage does not guarantee economic security. Not only do the majority of children in single-parent families have parents who were previously married, but over a quarter of children with married parents are low income.