Family Economic (In)Security: A View from the States

Cauthen, Nancy K.

These are challenging economic times for American families, especially those headed by lowwage workers. But state policy can play an important role in helping those who work hard achieve economic security for their families. This document outlines why state policymakers need to pay more attention to low-wage work, its effects on families and children, and what it takes for low-wage workers to make their families economically secure. It also describes a set of State Family Economic Security Profiles that the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP) designed to highlight policy options available to state policymakers, the choices each state has made, and how families are doing economically in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

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February 22, 2019