Family Economics: Living On The Brink Of Poverty

Guest Host:

Jennifer Golbeck
Family Economics: Living On The Brink Of Poverty

A new report says one in three women in the U.S. lives at or near the brink of poverty. We explore family economics and the national debate over how to help.

One in three American women live in poverty or on the brink of poverty, according to a new report by Maria Shriver and the Center for American Progress. That's 42 million women, plus 28 million children, in economic peril. We explore how the decline in marriage, a lack of employment benefits like paid sick leave and debates over raising the minimum wage are affecting family economics in households across the U.S.


Heather Boushey

Executive Director and Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

W. Bradford Wilcox

Director, National Marriage Project; Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Virginia

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