Jobs Aren't Enough: Toward a New Economic Mobility for Low-Income Families

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Appendix C
Resident Family Composition and
Family Story References

Key

Key Parent: Name (all names are pseudonyms), age at first contact, racial/ethnic self-identification, city

Spouse/Partner: Name in italics, (relationship status), racial/ethnic self-identification, age at first contact

Children: Age at first contact Family Story Reference

Hard Working Blessed: Age 40, African American, Milwaukee

Mrs. Hard Working Blessed (wife): African American, age 37

Tank: Age 15

The Rock: Age 14

Baby Miracle: Age 1

Iversen, R. R., Turner, D. M., & Basta, M. (2002). The “Hard Working Blessed” Family Story. In R. R. Iversen, Moving up is a steep climb. Baltimore, MD:

Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Wendy Delvalle: Age 32, Hispanic American, Philadelphia

Edwin, Sr. (resident partner, became husband): African American, age 33

Edwin, Jr.: Age 14

Marta: Infant born during research period

Iversen, R. R., Belliveau, M., & Fairbanks, R. P. II. (2003). The “Wendy Delvalle” Family Story. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Joseph Faithful: Age 23, African American, New Orleans

Lisa (wife): African American, age 19

Joseph: Age 11/2

Faith: Infant born during research period Family Story. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Sam Gates: Age 40, Caucasian, Philadelphia

Joyce (ex-spouse): Caucasian, age unknown

Bill: Age 14

Jill: Age 11

Rich: Age 9

Iversen, R. R., Saltzman, C., & Fairbanks, R. P. II. (2003). The “Sam Gates” Family Story. Baltimore, MD: Annie E. Casey Foundation.

Aida Gomez: Age 26, Hispanic, Philadelphia

Marcos (became resident fiancé during study): Hispanic, age 23

Juan: Age 8

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