Children in Working-Poor Families: 1989-98

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Since 1989, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of children in the United States living in families that are defined as "working poor."

NOTE: Working-poor families are defined as families in which at least on parent worked 50 or more weeks a 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.

Vol. 20, Issue 4, Page 41

Published in Print: September 27, 2000, as Children in Working-Poor Families: 1989-98
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