Overview of Extreme Poverty in Illinois: Prepared for the meeting of the Commission on the Elimination of Poverty

Oct 28, 2009
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IMPACT is providing data support to the State of Illinois' newly formed Commission on the Elimination of Poverty. IMPACT analyzed the extremely poor population in Illinois to see what could be learned about this group of people. The analysis informed the working committee structure of the Commission, which was designed around the three groups of people that the analysis revealed: those who cannot work; those able to but with barriers to work; and those already putting forth some work effort. IMPACT continues to analyze data to inform the committees' work as they seek to craft recommendations for their specific sub-group.