Economic Security

The economic well-being of low-income families can be affected by sudden and unpredictable events such as illness or job loss. The Great Recession only highlighted the vulnerability of these families. One goal of the Low-Income Working Families initiative is to document the experiences of low-income working families during economic booms and busts and examine the factors that influence the economic security of these families in the changing economic climate.

Current Areas of Focus

  • Poverty persistence
  • Risk and volatility
  • Income and wealth distributions
  • Assets