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UC study: Public aid goes mainly to working families
UC study: Public aid goes mainly to working families

Labor economists at UC Berkeley issued a new report Monday showing that more than half the public assistance around the country, whether it be health insurance, food aid or welfare, goes to working families. It's disheartening that so many Americans aren't earning enough from work to climb their way out of poverty. The question, though, is what can be done to reduce their need for help. And the study -- which was funded by the Service Employees International Union, a union currently trying to organize fast-food workers and raise wages to at least $15 an hour -- provides no good answers on that front. The report's authors looked at the cost in 2009 through 2011 of five...

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