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Staying Afloat in Tough Times: What States Are and Aren't Doing to Promote Family Economic Security

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Publication Date: August 2008

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

Author(s): Sarah Fass; Jodie Briggs; Nancy K. Cauthen

Funder(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation

Funder(s): Annie E. Casey Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

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

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

This report tracks state-level policies that help families both avoid and cope with economic hardship. Three categories of policies are examined: work attachment and advancement, income adequacy, and asset development and protection.