Wage parity between men and women in the United States is a matter of law. You cannot discriminate in wages and salaries solely on the basis of sex. Yet, in the many years since that became the law of the land, women’s wages have never reached 100% parity.
Poverty among blacks in America reached record lows during the Clinton Administration and remained at near record lows for most of the Bush Administration. There is a core of poverty among Blacks, however, that seems impossible to reach and most of those living within that poverty core are in families headed by single mothers.
The data and graphs derived from the data are from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual publication titled Income, Poverty and Health Insurance in the United States: 2009.
The Census Bureau reports that 43.6 million Americans lived in poverty in 2009. 31.2 million were in a family, and of that number 14.7 million were in households headed by a single woman.
The Census Bureau has released its annual report titled Income, Poverty and Health Insurance in the United States: 2009. As we have since 2002, we will be analyzing and graphing some of the data from this report. This is the first in a series of reports.