Education

Children in Working-Poor Families: 1989-98

December 13, 2000 1 min read

Since 1989, the number of children in the United States living in families that are defined as “working poor” has increased substantially.

NOTE: Working-poor families are defined as families in which at least one parent worked 50 or moer weeks per year, but family income was below the poverty level.

SOURCE: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Kids Count Data Book 2000, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, March Current Population Survey, various years.

A version of this article appeared in the December 13, 2000 edition of Education Week as Children in Working-Poor Families: 1989-98