Working Poors

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The Working Poors in US – Top employers

The new data showing Amazon employees’ extensive reliance on SNAP 9Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, the federal anti-poverty program formerly known as food stamps) demonstrates an additional public cost of the corporation’s rapid expansion. Even as generous subsidies help its warehouses turn a profit, its workers still must turn to the federal safety net to put … Continue reading

Working Poor in US, 2015 – About 43.1 million people, or 13.5 percent of the population

In 2015, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 43.1 million people, or 13.5 percent of the nation’s population, lived below the official poverty level.1 (See the technical notes section for examples of poverty levels.) Although the poor were primarily children and adults who had not participated in the labor force during the year, 8.6 … Continue reading

Working Poors in the EU – Policy attention should rather be on minimum household income

The working poor are a substantial group in the overall poverty statistics and are estimated to constitute 10% of European workers. This report examines in-work poverty in the European Union, picking up where a previous Eurofound report on this subject, published in 2010, ended. It looks at how in-work poverty evolved in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, based … Continue reading

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