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

Poverty Continues to Plague Texas (08/29/2006)

Today the U.S. Census released its latest numbers which find that for another year, Texas ranks towards the bottom in overall poverty, child poverty, elderly poverty, uninsured Texans, and the percent of people who receive cash assistance.

Let's Share America's Blessings: Austin American-Statesman (07/4/2006)

The Fourth of July is a time to celebrate the freedom and liberties we enjoy as Americans. But these blessings do not flow to all of us equally, especially in Texas.

Policy Discussion Featuring New Research on “Family Economic Security: Tools and Agenda for Change” (02/23/2006)

CPPP's Celia Hagert and Frances Deviney partnered with state and national groups to present new research and interactive tools designed to help practitioners, advocates, and policymakers in their work to improve the economic conditions of Texas’ families. Deviney and Hagert delivered two presentations: one in Austin and one in Houston.

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