Friday, August 17, 2018

Unite Financial and Social Services to Give Women a Way Out of Poverty

From Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity
Posted on August 15 by Adeline Azrack,Fondation CHANEL and Elena Chavez Quezada, Walter & Elise Haas Fund

Mothers are now the sole or primary breadwinners in two out of every five U.S. families, and one out of four children currently lives in a household supported by a single mother. While 11 percent of children in two-parent families are impoverished, nearly 60 percent of children dependent on a single mother live in poverty. That math is clear. Building women’s economic security is the most sensible way to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. And an increasing number of us are working on this, right now. See the article here.