About This Statistic
This statistic shows the number of white, non-Hispanic families with a single father in the U.S. who live below the poverty level from 1990 to 2015. In 1990, 163,000 white families with a male householder without a wife present in the U.S. lived below the poverty level. 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.