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Going it AloneFor many single women with children, poverty is just around the corner

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By Jeffrey Fraser
The Pittsburgh Quarterly
Spring 2017

Most of the women who trust their children to Jamie Tabb’s cottage childcare business in Turtle Creek are struggling to get by under circumstances she knows well. She’s a single woman raising children on her own, as they are. She’s been employed and poor at the same time. She’s had to allow limited public transit schedules to determine where she could go and when. And she knows what it’s like to long for the peace of mind that having stable, affordable housing offers.

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