Trapped in the Low Wage Cycle: A Shot at Building a Better Life
I’m so proud of the work the team did to develop and produce this episode. Typical personal finance advice works particularly well for people in a certain position (with good salaries, education, or inheritances), but it’s mostly useless if you’re not earning enough to make ends meet. To make matters more complex, the way some government assistance programs currently work can paradoxically make it harder to get ahead in the long term.
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Mentioned in the Episode
- Oxfam America Study on the Low-Wage Workforce: https://www.brookings.edu/research/meet-the-low-wage-workforce/
- Women’s workforce participation: https://www.brookings.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SP22_BPEA_Goldin_conf-draft.pdf
- 97% of US Child Care workers are women: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/child-care-challenges-women-workforce-131402101.html
- Center for American Progress on Childcare Deserts: https://childcaredeserts.org/2018/
- Video Clip from Netflix series Maid: https://youtu.be/vM30cS-NZZU
- Julie’s Family Learning Program: https://www.juliesfamily.org/our-founding-history/
- Multnomah County Preschool for All Program: https://www.multco.us/finance/multnomah-county-preschool-all-personal-income-tax#
- The Oregonian on the importance of attending pre kindergarten: https://www.oregonlive.com/education/2022/12/free-preschool-delayed-for-thousands-of-oregon-children-due-in-part-to-staffing-shortages.html
- Full Department of Treasury Report on Childcare: https://home.treasury.gov/system/files/136/The-Economics-of-Childcare-Supply-09-14-final.pdf
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