Racial and Ethnic Disparities

Low-income status in the United States varies significantly by race and ethnicity. The LIWF initiative examines racial and ethnic differences in family structure, work effort, nativity or immigration status, earnings, and education levels of low-income families with children.

Current Areas of Focus

  • Racial differences in access to services and service use
  • Reducing disadvantage
  • Wage differences by race and ethnicity

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