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September 1986

Work, poverty, and the working poor: a multifaceted problem

Sheldon Danziger, Peter Gattschalk

New study shows that most able-bodied heads of poor households demonstrate strong labor force attachment, but their employment tends to be intermittent, low-paying, or both.

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