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'Paycheck To Paycheck' HBO Doc Shows Us What It's Like To Be A Single Mom In America

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According to the The Shriver Report, more than 42 million women and the 28 million children who depend on them are either living in poverty or teetering on the brink of it.

Katrina Gilbert is one of them.

The 30-year-old single mom is at the center of "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert," a new HBO documentary executive produced by Maria Shriver that attempts to put a human face on the startling stat.

Filmed over the course of one year in Chattanooga, TN, the doc chronicles the highs and lows in the life of Gilbert, a mom of three who's barely scraping by on the $9.49 an hour she receives as a certified nursing assistant.

"I didn't expect to be a single mom of three children but I am and I'm trying to deal with it the best way I can," Gilbert says in the trailer above.

"Paycheck to Paycheck" debuts on HBO Monday, March 17 and will be available free online on HBO.com, ShriverReport.org and YouTube March 17-24.

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