In this report, we present a first-ever overview of what is known about the relationship between the status of youth and their parents’ low-wage jobs. Of the 20 million adolescents with working parents, 3.6 million (one out of every six) are in low-income families where parents have low-wage jobs. We identify several ways that young people are harmed by their parents’ low-wage, low-quality jobs that point to the urgency of this issue.
Dodson, Lisa; Albelda, Randy; Coronado, Diana Salas; and Mtshali, Marya, "How Youth Are Put At Risk by Parents’ Low-Wage Jobs" (2012). Center for Social Policy Publications. 68.
© 2012 Randy Albelda and Lisa Dodson