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
Texas Poverty: An Overview (06/29/2000)
Texas is one of the largest states in the country, yet, for reasons of history and economy, it differs in important ways from other large states such as New York and California. This primer is intended to provide a succinct profile of Texas' low-income residents and their needs as well as the state's limited commitment to responding to these needs with its own funds. Each section provides the most recent available data, data sources and links to additional sources of information.
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