Earlier this year Derek Thompson, writing in the Atlantic, discussed why the “War on Poverty” begun in the 1960s has still not been won. A major factor, according to Thompson, is the increasing number of single parents who work less for a variety of reasons. Poverty among the married is only 6.2 percent but among single mothers it is 31.2 percent. You may not agree with all of Thompson’s conclusions but the article is interesting. Click Atlantic to read it.
Posted: May 30, 2014