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Losing Ground: Family disintegration weighs on state of Colorado

Angel Castro’s son





Angel Castro's son, Aaron, 3, watches a movie after his evening bath while Castro feeds dinner to his sister, Alexis, 17 months, at their Englewood apartment. Castro, 28, a single mother relying heavily on public assistance, quit her part-time job after losing child care for the two children. Single parenthood is a bigger indicator of poverty than race, according to six decades of U.S. census data analyzed by I-News Network. Combined as it often is with curtailed educational and employment opportunities, the rise of the single-parent family is a major factor in the widening disparities between blacks, Latinos and white state residents since the decades surrounding the civil rights movement.