The Working Poor: College Graduate Trying To Escape Parents’ Basement

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When you think of someone who’s part of America’s “working poor," you may picture a high school or college dropout.

It’s generally assumed that the higher the educational attainment, the more likely someone will find steady and well-paying work. But even for those who do “everything right” that’s no guarantee of prosperity.

As our “Working Poor” series by OPR member station WCPN's Brian Bull continues, we hear the story of Bridget Gibson, a Kent State graduate trying to escape her parent’s basement.