Who are the working poor?
(A) People who live from just above to just below the poverty line
(B) Seldom-employed individuals who are caught in long-term deprivation because of low education, low employability, low income, and low self-esteem
(C) Skilled and semi-skilled machine operators
who work in factories and elsewhere
(D) Those who live on the margins of society, are frequently homeless, and have little hope for the future
(E) People who make $50,000 a year or less
- The correct answer is (A).
- Members of the working poor typically hold poorly paid unskilled or service sector jobs that offer little economic security.