ThinkTN in the News: State report shows women-led households experience poverty at higher rates

WBIR News Knoxville (May, 15, 2019) — Think Tennessee and A Better Balance released a report Tuesday on the state of working women in Tennessee and the findings paint an extremely detailed picture.

“More of our female heads of households are living in poverty than most families across the country,” Think Tennessee president Shanna Hughey said.

She said the biggest issue is women supporting families both statewide and nationally carry a heavy load.

“There’s a lot that goes into that but we really see with Tennessee families quality of life and also in the economic success of the whole state because, of course, when our families do better our state does better,” she said. 

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