12/21/2012 12:14 pm ET

This Week In Poverty: US Single Mothers--‘The Worst Off'


In my work covering poverty this past year, I’d be hard pressed to come up with anyone who is doing more to shatter the myths about single mothers in the US than Tim Casey, senior staff attorney at Legal Momentum, the nation’s oldest organization advocating on behalf of the legal rights of women and girls.

Casey himself was raised by a single mother, and he is relentless in his pursuit of the facts about the real lives and living conditions of single parent families in America—especially critical at a moment when women are demonized for being unmarried and blamed for their circumstances.