Graph for the Day October 7, 2010

"And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone ..." Genesis 2:18.

"A woman needs a man, like a fish needs a bicycle." Gloria Steinhem/Irina Dunn

Index of Change in Poverty - 1983 to 2009 :

Change in unrelated males in poverty: 2.6 million (increase).

Change in unrelated females in poverty: 2.3 million (increase).

Change in families with female head (no husband present) in poverty: 877 thousand (increase).

Change in families with male head (no wife present ) in poverty: 674 thousand (increase).

Change in married-couple families in poverty: -406 thousand (decrease).

Data source: U.S. Census Bureau.  Calculations by author