Single moms least likely to have stable income

Social assistance increases stability: StatsCan
||Last Updated: 11/16/2006

Single mothers have the least stable income among all families, according to a new report.

The Statistics Canada report found that between 1999 and 2004, instability in earnings among single mothers aged 30 to 34 was almost twice that of two-parent families with a husband in the same age group.

"Without a second adult earner, lone mothers have a limited ability to smooth the flow of earnings," Statistics Canada said.