How Have Households with Children Fared in the Job Market Downturn?

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How Have Households with Children Fared in the Job Market Downturn?

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During and following 2001's recession, families with children saw their employment rates and income decline significantly. In turn, the incidence of poverty in homes with children, especially those headed by single adults rose. However, safety net programs for working families, such as unemployment insurance, were less effective in aiding single-adult and low-income families than other types of households.

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