Lots of links tied together about poverty and marriage

Recently Arnold Kling cited Walter Williams saying:

There's one segment of the black population that suffers only a 9.9
percent poverty rate, and only 13.7 percent of their under-5-year-olds
are poor. There's another segment of the black population that suffers
a 39.5 percent poverty rate, and 58.1 percent of its under-5-year-olds
are poor.

Among whites, one population segment suffers a 6 percent poverty
rate, and only 9.9 percent of its under-5-year-olds are poor. Another
segment of the white population suffers a 26.4 percent poverty rate,
and 52 percent of its under-5-year-olds are poor.

What do you think distinguishes the high and low poverty
populations? The only statistical distinction between both the black
and white populations is marriage.

Now thanks to Radley Balko's link to the Top 101 City Lists, I see that comparing the maps of the top 101 cities with the least people below the poverty level (pop. 50,000+) and the maps of the top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of single-parent households (pop. 50,000+), they're almost identical. Have a look.

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