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We all know people who are ALICE — Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. ALICE workers educate our children, keep us healthy, and make our quality of life possible, yet do not earn enough to support their own families. ALICE households are forced to make tough choices, such as deciding between quality child care or paying the rent, which have long-term consequences not only for ALICE, but for all.

The 2023 ALICE Report provided the first look at the extent of financial hardship in Texas using ALICE metrics since the COVID-19 pandemic began. The pandemic has disrupted longstanding patterns in how and where people live, work, study, save, and spend their time.

The 2024 update shows financial hardship in Texas continued to be shaped by the conflicting economic forces of the pandemic, and remained substantially undercounted by official measures. 












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