APA format, include references and in-text citations. 350 words
Review these two statements:
According to the National Center for Children In Poverty: “About 15 million
– 21% of all
in families with incomes below the federal
threshold, a measurement that has been shown to underestimate the needs of families. Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice that level to cover basic expenses.” (note: this brings about food insecurity)
In 2014, 82 percent of the working poor who usually worked full time experienced at least one of the major labor market problems, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Low earnings continued to be the most common problem, with 67 percent subject to low earnings, either as the major problem or in combination with other labor market problems. (Center for Poverty Research)
Comment on the two statements above from a criminological perspective.