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Working Poverty

Working poverty refers to the state of being employed but still living below the poverty line. This means that even though an individual or a family has a job, they still do not have enough income to meet their basic needs, such as food, shelter, healthcare, and education. This can be caused by a number of factors, including low wages, underemployment, lack of access to education or skills training, and discrimination in the labor market.

Working poverty can be a vicious cycle, as people who are poor are often unable to access the resources they need to improve their job prospects, which can perpetuate poverty over time. Addressing working poverty requires a multi-faceted approach that includes increasing access to education, training, and job opportunities, as well as policies to support living wages and protections for workers.

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