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Discover extensive coverage from the field and in-depth reporting from Al Jazeera America on topics such as the 'War on Poverty,' student debt, unemployment, food deserts, and more on living on low wages in America. Check out ALJAZEERA.COM/HARDEARNED

 

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STUDENT LOAN DEBT
(PDF) Household Debt and Credit: Student Debt,
Federal Reserve Bank of New York, February 28, 2013, Donghoon Lee.

MULTI-GENERATIONAL HOUSEHOLDS
(PDF) In Post-Recession Era, Young Adults Drive Continuing Rise in Multi-generational living
(Pew Research Center, 2014)

GREAT RECESSION
The Great Recession: Over But Not Gone?
Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University

UNDERWATER MORTGAGES
Nearly One-Third of Americans Live in Counties Where One in Five Homeowners is Underwater: Heat Map
by Daren Blomquist, May 19, 2014 RealtyTrac Data

FEDERAL MINIMUM WAGE BY STATE
Federal Minimum Wage by State
U.S. Department of Labor

FAMILY OF FOUR - SURVIVAL FACT
M.I.T. Living Wage Calculator
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

UNION RETALIATION FACT
(PDF) National Employment Law Project Report: Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers (2009)

COST BURDENED RENTERS FACT
(PDF) Renter Cost Burdens Spread at an Unprecedented Pace in the 2000s
Joint Center for Housing Studies, Harvard University

SOCIAL SECURITY AND WOMEN FACT
Social Security Is Important to Women
March 2014, Social Security Administration

UNPAID SICK DAYS FACT
(PDF) National Compensation Survey
Bureau of Labor Statistics, March 2013 (see the lowest 10 percent of wage earners) 

AMERICAN HOUSEHOLDS AND BANKING FACTS
(PDF) 2013 FDIC National Survey of Unbanked and Underbanked Households
(Oct 2014), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

JOBS LOST IN THE RECESSION FACT
(PDF) The Low-Wage Recovery and Growing Inequality
NELP (National Employment Law Project), Data Brief 2012

SICK WORKER FACT
(PDF) Quick Facts from the 2010 NORC/Public Welfare Foundation Paid Sick Days Survey
National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago