Black Families Now and Then: The Moynihan Report Revisited

Daniel Patrick Moynihan (1927-2003) is best remembered for the cabinet posts he held under both Democrat and Republican administrations and the four-terms he served as U.S. Senator from New York. But in 1965 he penned a famous study -The Negro Family:  The Case for National Action-whose findings still stir debate. Moynihan found there were a number of factors causing poverty but he stressed how increasing numbers of children were being raised in single parent families. Last year the Urban Institute offered an update with The Moynihan Report Revisited, which documents disturbing trends not only among Black families but White and Hispanic families as well, (see charts below). Stay tuned for more in future updates.

 

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Posted: May 30, 2014

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