Information On Poverty And Income Statistics: A Summary of 2014 Current Population Survey Data. Child Poverty by Family Structure

09/16/2014

Child Poverty by Family Structure

CHILD POVERTY
Related Children in Married-Couple Families and Female-Headed Families
  • In 2013, the poverty rate for children in married-couple families was 9.5 percent, down from 11.1 percent in 2012.
  • The poverty rate among children in female-headed families with no spouse present was 45.8 percent in 2013, a decrease from 47.2 percent in 2012.
  • Children living in female-headed families with no spouse present had a poverty rate over four times that of children in married-couple families in 2013 (45.8 percent compared to 9.5 percent).

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