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October 1989, Vol. 112, No. 10
A profile of the working poor
Bruce W. Klein and Philip L. Rones
Economists, Division of Labor Force Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics
More than 6 million persons who spent at least half of 1987 in the labor force were poor. Among families with workers, those headed by unmarried women with children have the highest poverty rates. This article focuses on persons who are labor force participants but live in poor families.
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