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What is the poverty rate for children in single-mother families?

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In 2017, 41% of children in single-mother families had incomes reportedly below the federal poverty line. In contrast, 8% of children living in husband-wife families were reportedly in poverty. These official federal poverty statistics exclude about 80% of the material resources of low-income households, including a broad range of government benefits, charity, and unreported income.

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