Report: Single mothers making do with less

May 14, 2009 4:19:05 AM PDT
A new national portrait shows single, working mothers are making due with less.Research made public by the Eleanor Foundation finds those women are ethnically and racially diverse -and they work hard to be self-sufficient.

In the Chicago area, about half of working, single mothers live in the suburbs and only about five percent get public assistance. Read the Release

The Eleanor Foundation acts as an advocate on behalf of these women.

"Together we can help these women and their families. we can help them move from being one step away from poverty to a level where their homes, their jobs, their savings and finances and their families all rest on stable ground," said Scott C. Swanson, president & CEO, Charter One Bank Illinois.


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