How Does Single Motherhood Affect Wealth? An Expert Lays Down the Facts


For single moms, economic mobility is an uphill battle. Employers hesitate to hire ‘em, child care costs are through the roof, and saving is damn near impossible – I mean it is tough!  Single moms, compared to married mothers, are more likely to kiss their dreams of prosperity and wealth goodbye.

“Married mothers earned a median family income of $80,000 in 2011, almost four times more than families led by a single mom,” according to an op-ed piece entitled  The Mysterious and Alarming Rise of Single Parenthood in America.   Yikes!

Aparna Mathur, co-author of the op-ed piece and resident scholar of the […]