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Publication Date: November 2007

Publisher(s): Columbia University. National Center for Children in Poverty

Author(s): Ayana Douglas-Hall; Michelle Chau

Topic: Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)
Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: low-wage work; child poverty

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: United States


Despite low levels of unemployment, average household income has declined since 2000. The number of children living in low-income families has continued to rise. Programs that provide supports for low-income, working parents can increase income and child well-being.