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On the Edge in the Empire State: New York's Low-Income Children

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Publication Date: May 2006

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

Author(s): Michelle Chau; Kinsey Alden Dinan; Sarah Fass

Topic: Labor (Labor conditions, wages, salaries, and benefits)
Social conditions (Poverty and homelessness)

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

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: New York


This fact sheet shows that families in New York are struggling despite small family sizes and high rates of parental employment. More than two out of every five children in New York State live in low-income families. Low-income rates are even higher in New York City, where more than half of the children live in low-income families.