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Working Families and Economic Insecurity in the States: The Role of Job Quality and Work Supports

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  • Shawn Fremstad
  • Rebecca Ray
  • Hye Jin Rho

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Synthesizing previous CEPR research, this report uses a new methodology to better assess the economic security of working families. Rather than using the federal poverty line as a metric for a family's economic hardship, the authors of this report use basic family budgets and consider the role of public works supports to present a more accurate picture of a working family's economic needs for attaining a basic standard of living in their communities. The study includes results for 45 states and the District of Columbia.

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Paper provided by Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in its series CEPR Reports and Issue Briefs with number 2008-15.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: May 2008
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Handle: RePEc:epo:papers:2008-15

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Keywords: economic security; working families; standard of living; work supports;

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