Fact Sheet Racial and Ethnic Disparities Among Low-Income Families
Margaret Simms, Karina Fortuny, Everett Henderson
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Low-income status in the United States varies significantly by race and ethnicity. Of the more than 13.4 million families with children living on incomes less than 200 percent of the federal poverty level, 30 percent are Hispanic, 22 percent are black or African American, and 6 percent are other nonwhites. This fact sheet provides statistics on racial and ethnic differences in family structure, work effort, nativity or immigration status, earnings, and education.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Families Social safety net Race and equity
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Economic well-being Employment and income data Racial and ethnic disparities Family structure Families with low incomes Racial barriers to accessing the safety net Racial inequities in employment