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Current Event July 10, 2017

Paying the Bills on $10 an Hour

Making ends meet is something that many families in the United States struggle with. As the cost of living, day care, food and other essentials become more expensive, it is much harder for parents to provide for their kids. MIT has created a calculator to determine the living wages for people and families in each state. Working at a job that pays minimum wage often results in pay that is far below what is needed. Listen to the story of how a mother from Dallas pays the family bills, and some of the issues around a living wage.

Economics KERA

Story Length: 4:36

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AIR DATE: 03/17/2015

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