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JAN 27, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans

[...] a slow economic recovery with high unemployment, stagnant wages and an increasing gulf between low-wage and high-skill jobs also plays a big role. Food stamp participation since 1980 has grown the fastest among workers with some college training, a sign that the safety net has stretched further to cover America's former middle class, according to an analysis of government data for The Associated Press by economists at the University of Kentucky. The findings coincide with the latest economic data showing workers' wages and salaries growing at the lowest rate relative to corporate ... Read More

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