Research Study Shows Single Mothers with College Degrees Much Less Likely to Live in Poverty

A study released last month by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that earning a degree can be especially life-changing for women raising children on their own. The study compared the rates at which single mothers with varying education levels live in poverty.

The overwhelming conclusion is that a college degree is one of the most effective pathways out of poverty. Single mothers with a bachelor’s degree were over 3 times less likely to live in poverty (13.4%) when compared to single mothers with high school diplomas (41.4%).

For more details, see the summary of the research study.


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