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Poverty rate of families with a single father in the U.S. 1990-2019

This statistic shows the percentage of families with a male householder with no spouse present in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2019. In 2019, 11.5 percent of the families with a single father lived below the poverty level in the U.S.
Poverty is the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money. Absolute poverty or destitution is inability to afford basic human needs, which commonly includes clean and fresh water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing, and shelter.

Poverty rate of families with a single father in the United States from 1990 to 2019

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Release date

September 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1990 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Male householder, no spouse present - with and without children under 18.

The Census Bureau defines a family as follows: "A family is a group of two people or more (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption and residing together; all such people (including related subfamily members) are considered as members of one family."

Further information regarding the poverty threshold can be accessed here.

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