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Struggling Despite Hard Work: Michigan and Detroit

Dinan, Kinsey Alden; Fass, Sarah; Chau, Michelle M.; Douglas-Hall, Ayana

This fact sheet examines employment among low-income families as well as their use of work support benefits. It presents information for Michigan as a whole and for Detroit, where 20 percent of the state's low-income children live. Findings show that while most low-income children have parents who work, many do not receive assistance from the supports designed to help low-income families make ends meet.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
Publisher
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
Series
Making Work Supports Work Publications
Published Here
July 6, 2010
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