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The Working Poor

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In 2000, 31 million people, or 11.3 percent of the population lived at or below the official poverty level—1.1 million fewer than in 1999. While the bulk of these individuals were children and adults who did not participate in the labor force, about 6.4 million were classified as the “working poor.” This was 445,000 fewer than in 1999, continuing a 7-year downtrend. As defined for this report, the working poor are individuals who spent at least 27 weeks in the labor force (working or looking for work), but whose incomes fell below the official poverty level. Of all persons in the labor force for at least 27 ...
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The injustices endured by black Americans at the hands of their own government have no parallel in our history, not only during the period of slavery but also in the Jim Crow era that followed. But the extrapolation of this logic to all “people of color”—especially since 1965, when new immigration laws dramatically altered the demographic makeup of the U.S.—moved affirmative action away from remediation and toward discrimination, this time against whites. It has also lessened the focus on assisting African-Americans, who despite a veneer of successful people at the very top still experience high rates of poverty, ... market research, surveys and trends
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On the west coast of India, overlooking a deep natural harbor, sits the city of Mumbai, formerly known as Bombay. As far as world cities go, Mumbai is hugely significant in its size, economic output and cultural contributions. As the fourth largest city in the world, the metropolitan area of Mumbai is home to 19 million people and is the commercial and entertainment center of India. The city is responsible for five percent of India’s GDP and is home to many of India’s most powerful financial institutions, as well as the world famous Bollywood film community. Overwhelmingly dense and complex, Mumbai is rife with ... market research, surveys and trends


“Working Poor” report: Nearly 30 percent of US families subsist on ...
A report released Tuesday by the Working Poor Families Project reveals that more than 28 percent of American families with one or both parents employed are living in poverty. The report, "Still Working Hard, Still Falling Short," is based on data for the period from 2004 through 2006 gathered from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the US Census Bureau's American Community Survey and the Census Bureau's Current Population Survey. The report finds that 9.6 million households can be described as low-income or "working poor"—defined as families that earn less than 200 percent of the official poverty ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
A Profile of the Working Poor, 2004
n 2004, 37.0 million people, or 12.7 percent of the popula- .... percent. The working-poor rate for families maintained by single men with children also was ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Before the Wall Street Crisis, There Was "Poverty, Inc."
For the most part, the narrative of the economic crisis has featured teetering banks from Wall Street to Main Street, a tide of bad mortgages, and countless distressed, middle-class homeowners. But in Broke, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc.—How the Working Poor Became Big Business , journalist Gary Rivlin says there is another dimension to the story. Since the early 1990s, pawnshops, rent-to-own dealers, check cashers, subprime credit card providers, and payday lenders found ways to make a killing from low-income Americans, creating a multibillion-dollar industry that Rivlin calls "Poverty, Inc." It was the example of ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
No Happy Anniversary for Minimum Wage Workers July 24 - With value lower than ...
July 24 is the anniversary of last year’s raise in the federal minimum wage and no new increases are scheduled. The minimum wage is so low today at $7.25 an hour, says the Let Justice Roll Living Wage Campaign, that it’s lower than the minimum wage of 1956, which was $8.02 adjusted for inflation. 1956 is 54 years ago. The minimum wage sets the wage floor, affecting workers up the ladder. Today, four out of six occupations employing the largest number of workers nationwide -- including retail salespersons, cashiers and food preparation and serving workers -- have a median wage that is lower than the minimum wage of 1968, adjusted ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The Reaching the Working Poor and Poor Elderly Study: What We ...
the Working Poor and Poor Elderly. This report summarizes what was learned and offers recommendations for how a national survey of the reasons for ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Plight of the Working Poor
poor. Yet the financial stability of most low-wage working families remains .... so that the working poor can get Medicaid as well. Yet this is where the ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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  2. profile image tHe_GR3AT RT @MsCNN88: Okay I've been eating healthy, working out and I'm still gaining weight. What's the deal??: l0l poor thing.
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With all the working poor, why isn't the local governments ...
The last thing they want is to rise to be more than sheep. All of their power their money their influence comes from the people they have converted to victims. They are the new slave owners. 4 months ago 100% 1 Vote There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged into Answers to add comments. Sign in or Register . Member since: October 22, 2009 Total points: 5135 (Level 5) because no one wants to be preached to while swallowing their pride to take a hand out. 4 months ago 0% 0 Votes Member since: March 14, 2010 Total points: 8512 (Level 5) What makes you think local government isn't doing their ...
Why should the working poor embrace the current form of capitalism ...
"American business is about maximizing shareholder value," said Allen Sinai, chief global economist at the research firm Decision Economics. "You basically don't want workers. You hire less, and you try to find capital equipment to replace them." During periods of American economic expansion in the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the number of private-sector jobs increased about 3.5 percent a year, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute, a research firm. During expansions in the 1980s and '90s, jobs grew just 2.4 ...