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This paper: looks at the changing influences of pay, benefits and
taxes in allowing working families to reach minimum
living standards from the late 1990s to the most recent
recession; outlines and evaluates ways to help more low-earning
families achieve an adequate income; assesses how the three main political parties’ tax
policies would affect families on lower incomes.