The Working Poor Families Project's analysis of new census data revealed these findings:
-- In 2011, about 29 percent of low-income working families included a parent who did not graduate from high school.
-- In 2011, 42 percent of all working families had at least one minority parent; among low-income working families, the number jumped to 59 percent.
-- 61 percent of low-income working families have a high housing cost burden, spending more than 33 percent of household income on housing costs such as mortgage or rent payments, utility costs, and other expenses.
-- Potential cuts in federal Pell Grants would make it harder for many low-income students to attend college.
Source: The Working Poor Families Project, www.workingpoorfamilies.org
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