ALICE IN THE CROSSCURRENTS: COVID AND FINANCIAL HARDSHIP IN MISSISSIPPI (2023)
ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE households earn above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but not enough to afford the basics in the communities where they live. Importantly, despite struggling to make ends meet, ALICE households often do not qualify for public assistance. The number of households in financial hardship in the U.S. continues to be undercounted in official measures.
According to the FPL, 13% of households in the U.S. — 16 million — lived in poverty in 2021. Yet United For ALICE data shows that another 29%, or 36 million households — almost three times as many — were ALICE. In total, 52 million households in the U.S, or 41%, were below the ALICE Threshold (poverty + ALICE) in 2021.
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Mississippi workers that made less than $15/hr in 2019
Households across Hinds, Madison, and Rankin counties living below the ALICE threshold
Potential economic growth by bringing all Mississippi households to the ALICE threshold
Mississippi ALICE Household Survival Budgets