Japan’s single mothers face poverty trap

Yan, Sophia C

One in a series of articles written by 2015 Abe Journalism Fellow Sophia Yan for CNN Money based on her project "Women Matter: Unlocking Japan's Full Economic Potential."

Yan writes: "Half of all single parent households in Japan -- most of them headed by women -- are living in poverty, according to official data. Experts say that's a higher rate than in many other developed nations. And the reality of the situation could be far worse than the numbers suggest."
Title
Japan’s single mothers face poverty trap
Author
Yan, Sophia C
Published
CNN Money, 11/3/2016
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Citation
Yan, Sophia C, Japan’s single mothers face poverty trap (Tokyo: CNN Money, 11/3/2016), http://money.cnn.com/2016/11/03/news/economy/japan-women-poverty/.