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Economic Insecurity: Implications of Federal Budget Proposals for Low-Income Working Families

Cauthen, Nancy K.; Dinan, Kinsey Alden

What happens when a family loses one or more vital work supports? This brief uses the Family Resource Simulator, developed by the National Center for Children in Poverty, to illustrate the impact of the loss of benefits on working families. The Simulator is a web-based tool that calculates a family’s resources and basic expenses in the context of federal and state policies as family earnings increase. Calculations are based on hypothetical families, created by selecting family characteristics and making choices about which public benefits the family receives when eligible.

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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 7, 2010
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