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

CPPP Announces New Family Economic Security Research Tool (11/21/2005)

The National Center for Children in Poverty of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, the Ray Marshall Center for the Study of Human Resources at The University of Texas, and the Center for Public Policy Priorities have just released The Family Resource Simulator, an interactive, web-based tool that calculates family resources and expenses as earnings increase, taking public benefits into account. The result is a series of graphs that show the impact of public benefits on family resources and basic family expenses as earnings rise.

Did Tax Cuts Contribute to Storm's Destruction?: Corpus Christi Caller-Times (09/19/2005)

We watched with horror as Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast. The images and stories are heartbreaking. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the individuals, families, and communities Hurricane Katrina has so tragically affected.

Statement about Hurricane Katrina (09/2/2005)

We watched with horror as Hurricane Katrina wreaked havoc on the Gulf Coast. The images and stories are heartbreaking. Our sympathy and prayers go out to the individuals, families, and communities Hurricane Katrina has so tragically affected.

Tough Choices: Making it Work When Work Doesn't Pay (02/28/2005)

Tough Choices: Making it Work When Work Doesn't Pay, tells the real stories of six Central Texas families struggling to make ends meet. Funded by the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, the Houston Endowment, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the report gives a first-hand look at the challenges facing low-income families.

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