Income Level

By: Armor, David J.

Using data for the US from the National Longitudinal Study of Youth and the National Assessment of Education Progress, this researcher finds that black families with two parents earn an average income of $31,000 compared to $18,000 for black families headed by a never married mother. Overall, more than 50% of women who were married to their husbands and waited to have their first child after age 18 had household incomes of $35,000; whereas almost 60% of single mothers who had their first child before age 18 had household incomes of less than $20,000.

Maximizing Intelligence. Transaction Publishers: New Brunswick, NJ.