The number of families living on less than $2 per person/per day has doubled since 1996. Sadly, it has tripled for families headed by a lone woman! (source: National Poverty Center)
Women are more likely than men to have a minimum-wage job, and women are more likely to be raising a family alone.
After measuring factors such as education, health and material well-being, UNICEF found the United States ranked 23 out of 24 nations in the deleterious effects poverty has upon the nation’s neediest children when compared to children in median income homes.