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Working Poor Families Project

Number of Low-Income Working Families Grows for 5th Consecutive Year

Brandon Roberts | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
Brandon Roberts

Three years after the U.S. economy statistically emerged from the "great recession," the number of working poor in this country not only is not declining, but actually continues to grow.

William Alden

Employed But Struggling: Report Finds 1 in 3 Working Families Near Poverty | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Michelle Feliz, a single mother living in Boston, can't afford day care for her one-year-old son. She can't afford new clothes for her teenage daughte...

Will Low-Skilled Workers Benefit from Economic Recovery?

Brandon Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brandon Roberts

For millions of Americans at the margins of the labor market, a return to aggregate economic growth is unlikely to improve their personal circumstances.

Job Training: Often Misunderstood But Too Important to Dismiss

Brandon Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brandon Roberts

States' retraining efforts should use a sector-based focus with the goal of transitioning displaced workers into positions that the stimulus will support, in infrastructure and emerging fields.