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November 6, 1997

Who are the low-income, working-age people in Allegheny County?

"About half of the low-income people in the county live in families with children: 31 percent live in [families made up of] married couples with children, and another 20 percent live in single parent families. Half of all low-income people are already working (22 percent work full-time, full-year) and another 9 percent are prevented from working due to a long-term physical or mental health problem. Although most low-income people are white, African Americans are over-represented, especially African American women." — From the UCSUR report on basic living costs and living wage estimates

Filed under: Feature,Volume 30 Issue 6

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