Mary Sanchez

February 9, 2014 6:13 PM

Public policy shouldn’t penalize poor people who save

Nearly one in three of the families examined in a Brandeis University study had a health event or a new disability from 1998 to 2012. How they fared through it, whether it debilitated them financially or was something they could weather, varied depending on not just income, but the benefits tied to their jobs.

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