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July 2002, Vol. 125, No. 7
Expenditures of single parents: how does gender figure in?Geoffrey D. Paulin
Yoon G. Lee
Assistant professor, Department of Human Environments, the Utah State University, Logan, Utah.
The views expressed are those of the authors and do not reflect the policies of the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) or the Utah State University, or the views of other BLS staff members or Utah State University employees.
Regression analysis indicates that, for the most part, expenditure patterns are the same for both families headed by a single father and families headed by a single mother; among the few differences found were effects due to income, marital status, and age.
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