16-Year-High Unemployment Rate

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Dr. Roberta Iversen
Associate Professor, School of Social Policy and Practice
University of Pennsylvania

• Expert in low-income families, the minimum wage, wage disparities, insufficient wages and the impact of job losses
• She has researched low-income families on the brink of poverty in five major U.S. cities. Her studies conclude that nearly 25% of Americans who have two full-time working parents in the household do not earn enough to support their families.
• Author of “Jobs Aren’t Enough: Toward a New Economic Mobility for Low-Income Families”