Low-Income Working Families: Facts and Figures

(Consideration of Human Needs and Equity Example 3: Poverty and Deprivation in the United States)
http://www.urban.org/publications/900832.html
Author: The Urban Institute
Source: The Urban Institute
Year: 2005

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Abstract:

The vast majority of low-income parents today are working but still struggling to make ends meet: struggling to find and keep a toehold in a changing labor market, to keep up with their bills, to pay the spiraling costs of essentials like health care and housing, and to raise children with a chance of future success. These families have much in common with other American families as they seek to balance work and family life, yet parents and children in low-income families are more financially vulnerable than those in higher-income families.



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