Earning a postsecondary degree is a well-established pathway out of poverty, and degrees are especially life-changing for women raising children on their own. Research finds that single mothers with college degrees are less likely to live in poverty.
"Dr. Leena Nathan, an assistant clinical professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California Los Angeles, believes it's harder to be a mother now than it was in the '90s.
"'Women are now under more stress than ever before. More women are working while also having children. Modern life is more fast-paced than before. We don't have as much time to rest or slow down and enjoy life. Social media and technology can also contribute to mood disorders. The mothers' generation did not have to contend with these issues,' Nathan said." ... See MoreSee Less