Low Income Working Families Pros And Cons

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The number of low-income working families rose from 10.2 million in 2010 to 10.4 million in 2011, representing nearly one-third of all working families. At the same time, the income gap between low-income working families and the nation's wealthiest working families is widening, according to Low-Income Working Families: The Growing Economic Gap, by the Working Poor Families Project, supported by the Annie E. Casey, Ford, Joyce, and C.S. Mott foundations. In 2011, the top 20 percent of working families received 10.1 times the total income received by the bottom 20 percent of working families, up from 9.5 in 2007. In 2011, 42 percent of all working families had at least one minority parent, but 59 percent of low-income working families had
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