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Struggling Despite Hard Work: Michigan and Detroit

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Publication Date: November 2006

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

Author(s): Kinsey Alden Dinan; Sarah Fass; Michelle Chau; Ayana Douglas-Hall

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

Keywords: low-wage work; work supports; child poverty

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: Illinois

Abstract:

More than a third of Illinois' children live in low-income families. This fact sheet shows that although most of these children have employed parents, many families do not receive the work supports that can close the gap between resources and expenses.