Priority Populations

Living on the Edge: America’s Low-Earning Families

A report from First Focus, Living on the Edge: America’s Low-Earning Families, finds that 40 percent of all children — 30 million kids — grow up in households in which their parents are employed, yet the family still struggles with making ends meet.

On September 21, 2011, First Focus, in conjunction with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and the Foundation for Child Development, hosted a Congressional Briefing to release the report by Sophia Parker. Along with several panelists, Parker discussed steps to raise living standards by focusing on broad-based prosperity and creating pathways to the middle class for working families and their children.