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May 1994, Vol. 117, No. 5

Income and spending patterns of single-mother families

Mark Lino
Economist, Family Economics Research Group, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Gross income varied widely among single-mother families depending on marital status. Housing, food, and transportation accounted for the bulk of total expenses. This article examines the economic status of single-mother families by the mothers' marital status, focusing on income and expenditures.

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