INVEST IN MOTHERS

When a single mother completes her education and receives her degree, she is more likely to independently support her family’s needs and provide a stable home life to her children. The benefits of her education and increased earning power, however, extend far beyond individual households. The sacrifices of single mother students benefit local schools, communities, and save the nation billions of dollars in public assistance spending.

WHY INVEST IN THE SUCCESS OF

SINGLE MOTHER STUDENTS?

These fact sheets, prepared by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, provide an overview of the challenges facing single mother students in YOUR state and the benefits that come from investing in their success.

ALABAMA

ALASKA

ARIZONA

ARKANSAS

CALIFORNIA

COLORADO

CONNECTICUT

DELAWARE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

HAWAII

IDAHO

ILLINOIS

INDIANA

IOWA

KANSAS

KENTUCKY

LOUISIANA

MAINE

MARYLAND

MASSACHUSETTS

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSISSIPPI

MISSOURI

MONTANA

NEBRASKA

NEVADA

NEW HAMPSHIRE

NEW JERSEY

NEW MEXICO

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

NORTH DAKOTA

OHIO

OKLAHOMA

OREGON

PENNSYLVANIA

RHODE ISLAND

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOUTH DAKOTA

TENNESSEE

TEXAS

UTAH

VERMONT

VIRGINIA

WASHINGTON

WEST VIRGINIA

WISCONSIN

WYOMING

NATIONAL BENEFITS

For a more comprehensive view of how investing in the education and success of single mother students benefits the United States as a nation, please view the national report below.