The far-left NC Policy Watch continues to practice professional negligence. In a post published Monday, the group continues to ignore possibly the most significant determinant of poverty: single-parent households.
The post highlighted more than a dozen figures from a recent report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation entitled: “Children Living in High Poverty, Low-Opportunity Neighborhoods.”
Notably, but not surprisingly, absent from the numbers presented by Policy Watch was the fact that in North Carolina, the poverty rate for families with related children in a single parent household was a staggering 34 percent. For households headed by a married couple that figure is 7 percent.
In other words, families are about five times as likely to be living in poverty in single-parent homes than they are in homes headed by married couples.
Policy Watch is a project of the NC Justice Center, whose stated mission is “to eliminate poverty in North Carolina.”
Their continued blatant and willful disregard for such an important factor regarding poverty makes it increasingly clear that their interest is not eliminating poverty but advancing an agenda of big government and increasing government dependency.