The Working Poor Families Project, a national initiative focused on state workforce development policies, released a report finding that thirty-nine percent of the state’s low-Income working families are headed by working mothers. As of 2012 there were 235,831 low-income working families in the state, with over ninety-one thousand headed by working mothers. The study, which utilizes the latest data from the Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, places Indiana 18th in the nation for the number of female-headed low-income working families. Correspondent Lauren Glapa spoke with Jessica Fraser, program manager, and Derek Thomas, senior policy analyst, both from the Indiana Institute for working families, an organization that provides work and education support for low-skill, low-income working adults to help them transition into self-sufficiency. After that she speaks with Tracey Hodge, a low-income, working single mother in Bloomington, about the struggle of becoming financially self-sufficient, for today’s WFHB feature exclusive.
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