Over three-fourths of all working public assistance recipients are in the bottom half of the hourly wage distribution: Distribution of workers receiving public assistance directly or through a family member, by hourly wage decile
|Wage decile||Share of total|
|Bottom 10 percent||21.0%|
|Top 10 percent||2.7%|
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Note: Includes the EITC, CTC, SNAP, LIHEAP, WIC, housing assistance, TANF/cash assistance, and Medicaid.
Source: EPI analysis of Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement microdata, pooled years 2012–2014