Poor Families in 2001: Parents Working Less and Children Continue to Lag Behind

Research BriefPoverty & Economic Well-beingMay 1 2003

This Research Brief presents a statistical snapshot of working poor families with children in 2001, updating and extending a brief on this subject that Child Trends published two years ago. The current brief analyzes national survey data, first, to take a broad look at working poor families, and, second, to focus in on some of the characteristics of children in these families.