Who Are Low-Income Working Families?

Research Report

Who Are Low-Income Working Families?

September 19, 2005


This paper uses data from the 2002 round of the National Survey of America's Families (NSAF) to examine the work effort and wages of low-income families, the characteristics of their jobs including wages and benefits, their demographic characteristics, and the extent to which parents and children in these families experience a variety of good and bad outcomes measured by the survey. It also assesses the economic situation of these families - both in terms of their income and expenses.

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