Impact of Rising Gas Prices on Below-Poverty Commuters

Source: Christopher Hayes, Urban Institute, September 1, 2008

From the summary:
While the increase in gas prices has increased costs for all commuters, workers from households whose income is below the federal poverty level pay a larger proportion of their income for gas. This fact sheet uses data from the 2006 American Community Survey to quantify the relative burden of gas use for commuting.

Leave a Reply