By: Wood, David.

This article reviews child poverty literature and highlights that children who live in two-parent families experience poverty less due to the presence of extra wage-earning power, usually from the father. Statistically, only 10% of children from two-parent families are in poverty compared to 55% of children from single-parent families.

Effect of child and family poverty on child health in the United States. Pediatrics 112 (3): 707-12.