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Low Wage Workers: Poverty and Use of Selected Federal Social Safety Net Programs Persist Among Working Families

Categories: Income/Poverty,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/687314.pdf

Examines the characteristics of the low-wage workforce and how they have changed over time, the extent to which families dependent on low-wage workers are in poverty, and the extent to which such families participate in federal social safety net programs.  From the Government Accountability Office