Report Sheds Light on Poor Working Mothers in Texas

Fifty-six percent of Texas women heading low-income households lack any college education, the third-highest percentage of any state, according to a report released Wednesday by the Working Poor Families Project. 

The Washington, D.C.-based project, a national initiative focused on state workforce development policies, based the report on census data. That data also says that 61 percent of female-headed working families in Texas are low-income, an increase from 59 percent in 2007, according to the Center for Public Policy Priorities, a liberal think tank that advocates for low-income Texans.

Don Baylor Jr., a senior policy analyst at the ...

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