Working to Make Ends Meet during Good Economic Times

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Working to Make Ends Meet during Good Economic Times

Abstract

Employment is a key step on the pathway to economic security, but having a job far from guarantees financial stability. This study finds that employment is not always an effective shield against financial insecurity. Among households with two working adults, about 23 percent experienced some form of financial insecurity and about 9 percent relied on alternative financial services to cover expenses. In addition, we find workers without job benefits are more likely to experience economic distress.

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