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Disconnected Americans

Over the past two decades, the structure of public income support in America has changed drastically. As the focus has shifted towards providing income support for workers, cash assistance caseloads have fallen. This has led to a growing interest on the part of researchers and policymakers in understanding the circumstances and characteristics of those who appear to have no source of income nor are they accessing publicly available supports—the ‘disconnected.’ The topic of what it means to be disconnected in America is explored in this issue.


Economic Support, Employment, Family & Partnering, Family Structure, Financial Security, Food & Nutrition, Food Insecurity, Homelessness, Housing, Justice System, Prisoner Reentry, Social Insurance Programs, Unemployment/Nonemployment


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