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The Status of Working Families in Indiana – 2015 Report

Indiana Institute for Working Familes

a program of the

Indiana Community Action Association

The Status of Working Families in Indiana, 2015 Report

Press Release

The Indiana Institute for Working Families, a program of Indiana Community Action Association, has released its report, The Status of Working Families in Indiana.  This a biennial report that analyzes the general state of Indiana’s economy as it relates to working families by examining data on poverty, labor force and wages, followed by working-family friendly policy options. This year, our report offers access to the data, online and interactively, for users who wish to share or further explore our findings. This analysis guides our research and subsequent policy recommendations that follow each chapter. Measuring the economic health of Hoosier families is a central function of the Institute’s mission: to research and promote public policy that provides Hoosier families the ability to achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency. The report also includes seven recommendations for implementation of a work sharing program in Indiana.

The following sections are featured:
  • About and Acknowledgements
  • Executive Summary
  • Report Highlights: The Status of Working Families in Indiana in 2015
  • Poverty (Still) on the Rise
  • Indiana's Labor Market and the 21st Century Jobs Swap
  • Working for a (Basic) Living
  • Five Ways to Improve Indiana's Upside Down Tax System
  • References
  • Appendix: Recession/Recovery Jobs Analysis Methodology

Related news coverage:
Behind the numbers: Hoosier’s plight belies Pence’s rosy picture, Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, January 15, 2015

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