Living on the Edge: America's Low-Earning FamiliesOne in three working families today find that employment does not guarantee a decent living standard. 40 percent of all children (30 million kids) grow up in such households. Why are these families unable to get ahead? And what are the implications of their struggle for their children?

This report, authored by Sophia Parker of the Resolution Foundation, discusses the factors that lie behind the declining living standards of low-income households with children today, as well as what steps can be taken to reverse this decline and create a pathway to the middle class for these families and their children.

First Focus would like to recognize the Foundation for Child Development’s gracious support, which made this report possible.