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Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Families
Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Families
By: Heather Boushey, Chauna Brocht, Bethney Gundersen, and Jared Bernstein


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book, 120 pages, 6" x 9" (paper), 2001
ISBN:944826954
Even during this period of national prosperity, 29% of working families in the United States with as many as three children under age 12 do not earn enough income to afford basic necessities. EPI's latest book, Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Families, examines the cost of living in every community nationwide and determines separate "basic family budgets" -- the amount a family would need to earn to afford food, housing, child care, health insurance, transportation, and utilities -- for each community.

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