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Union households at less risk of poverty, research shows

Posted 7/9/21

Belonging to a union reduces the risk a person will fall into poverty, research by two scholars showed.

The pair analyzed data and unionization rates over four decades and, using several different ways to measure poverty, found that households with at least one union member had an average of poverty rate of 5.9 percent, while non-union households had a rate of 18.9 percent.  

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