Fact Sheet Impact of Rising Gas Prices on Below-Poverty Commuters
Christopher R. Hayes
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While the increase in gas prices has increased costs for all commuters, workers from households whose income is below the federal poverty level pay a larger proportion of their income for gas. This fact sheet uses data from the 2006 American Community Survey to quantify the relative burden of gas use for commuting.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Families Social safety net
Tags Poverty Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Economic well-being Transportation