Who are Low-Asset Low-Income Families?

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Document date: September 01, 2011
Released online: November 07, 2011
More than a quarter of U.S. families are in the bottom 40 percent of both the net worth and the income distributions. For these families, neither assets nor income offers much protection against financial shocks. This fact sheet describes the characteristics of these families. Low-asset low-income families tend to be younger, single, less educated, in poorer health, and minority.


Topics/Tags: | Economy/Taxes | Families and Parenting | Poverty, Assets and Safety Net


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