Research Report Who Are Low-Income Working Families?
Gregory Acs, Pamela J. Loprest
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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.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Wealth and financial well-being Families Social safety net
Tags Poverty Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Economic well-being Wages and nonwage compensation Income and wealth distribution Wages and economic mobility