ISSUES: United Way Study of “Working Poor”

According to a study released by The United Way, 30% of households in Florida are barely surviving – living paycheck to paycheck. The study looks closely at the working poor, who are those between the poverty line and middle class and are unable to save for the future; any emergency can cause them to fall into poverty. Do we need to redefine the definition of the middle class as we know it?

Albert Williams, Ph.D., Nova Southeastern University