Single Mothers are not the Problem
A New York Times Op-Ed by David Brady, Ryan M. Finnigan and Sabine Hubgen

Image of children and mothers

February 10, 2018

No group is as linked to poverty in the American mind as single mothers. For decades, politicians, journalists and scholars have scrutinized the reasons poor couples fail to use contraception, have children out of wedlock and do not marry.

The reality, however, is that single motherhood is not the reason we have unusually high poverty in the United States, compared with other rich democracies.