This research note expands on the Paycheck to Paycheck 2016 analysis and explores the context in which these salaries are being earned by examining household spending on a variety of items. Households must balance their spending on housing with their spending on other key household needs, such as transportation and healthcare. The lowest income households face the greatest challenges in balancing these competing needs.
Paycheck to Paycheck: More than Housing
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