FAMILY ECONOMIC SECURITY


The center works to identify and define the issues facing Texas' large low-income population. Whether it's documenting the actual amount of money it takes to support families' basic needs in every metropolitan area in Texas, or chronicling the real compromises working families make in order to survive, the center provides the data and the stories behind low- and moderate-income Texans.

Recent Family Economic Security Publications

Working But Poor: A Study of the Forgotten Texans Who Work Hard Yet Remain in Poverty (03/1/1999)

Working But Poor in Texas examines who these working families are. The report outlines economic and policy changes contributing to the prevalence of poverty among working families. Finally, Working But Poor presents a policy agenda that will ensure that work provides not only a job or a way off welfare, but also the means to support a family and secure a decent standard of living.

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