Research Report Low-Income Men at the Margins: Caught at the Intersection of Race, Place and Poverty
Margaret Simms, Marla McDaniel, William Monson, Karina Fortuny
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A large number of US men of prime working age are neither gainfully employed nor pursuing education or other training, suggesting a potentially significant disconnection from mainstream economic and social life. This paper concentrates on the experiences and challenges of men at the margins between the ages of 18 and 44, when most American males are engaged in such activities as working and building skills, forming and strengthening families, and linking to social institutions. The review focuses on their experiences in five domains: education, employment, family, criminal justice, and health, featuring key themes from ethnographic and other qualitative research.
Research Areas Social safety net Race and equity
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Men and boys Families with low incomes Racial barriers to accessing the safety net
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population