Children in Working Poor Families

Children in Working Poor Families

Montana KIDS COUNT Issue Brief - Vol 2, No 1 Winter 2013

By Thale Dillon

Having parents in the labor force can reduce a child’s odds of growing up in poverty almost six-fold; however parental employment does not guarantee financial security.  In 2010, there were an estimated 34,000 working families in this state who were low-income, or working poor.  And nothing predicts bad outcomes in children more powerfully than growing up poor.

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