Financial Supports and Childbirth

A new study from the Center for Poverty Research explores how economic wellbeing changes in households experiencing a childbirth. According to the study, the economic wellbeing of U.S. households falls in the months before and after a birth, especially among parents with low levels of education and among single mothers who live without other adults. Timely and more generous income supports and policies facilitating mothers’ employment could boost economic wellbeing during this critical period, the study found.

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Publication Date: 
January, 2016
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