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Wasted Skills, Simple Needs

My husband, my daughter, my son, and myself lived on a little more than $50,000 annually for quite awhile. Many would find that hard to believe and wonder why we would do such a thing. We lived...

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Tags: underemployment, washington


Michael’s Story

Story submitted by Livia Gershon: When I met him, Michael had his two-year-old daughter on his shoulders.  He admits he spoils her a bit, carrying her around like that all the time. “She’s...

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Tags: new hampshire, underemployment


Gloria Dickerson

Gloria Dickerson grew up in a sharecropping family in the Mississippi Delta town of Drew. She left in the 1960s, got a degree, and eventually settled in Jackson. These days, she runs a non-profit, We...

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Tags: education, mississippi, underemployment, unemployment, wages


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