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Vox on Poverty, Income Volatility, and USFD

by U.S. Financial Diaries

Earlier this week Vox highlighted research from the U.S. Financial Diaries focused on income volatility.

Through detailed data collection over the course of a year, USFD reveals hard-to-see aspects of the financial lives of working, one of which is the high level of uncertainty and unpredictability that households face when income flows are irregular.  Vox  explores what financial uncertainty means for low-income households, using USFD household data to illustrate monthly income ebbs and flows.

Below are additional resources for more on income volatility and how this issue affects USFD households: