Low wage jobs and child poverty and trending

Low wage jobs and child poverty are trending: the share of poor children with at least one parent working full time year round has grown from one quarter (25.77%)  to nearly a third (30.2%) between 1994 and 2012.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Study (CPS), Annual Social and Economic Supplement 2012 Poverty Table of Contents (http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/032013/pov/pov13_100.htm); 1994 Poverty Table of Contents (http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/macro/031995/pov/17_000.htm)”

 

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