May 2018

Spotlight on: Single-Parent Households in NYC

Analyzing the needs of single parents

Contributors: Sophie Collyer, Christopher Wimer, Matthew Maury, Irwin Garfinkel, Jennifer Laird, Kathryn Neckerman, Julien Teitler, And Jane Waldfogel,

Issues Areas: Households With Children

Poverty Tracker data zooms in on a population that is subject to higher levels of poverty and material hardship at the national and local level — single-parent households. This report highlights the elevated rates of disadvantage among single-parent households and analyzes the current and potential role of public policies in improving their well-being.