Research Center • National Reports

The National ALICE Reports offer a fresh perspective on financial need across the country, with more accurate measures of exactly how many households are unable to afford basics. By exploring the gaps between ALICE and higher-income households, the Reports illustrate how vulnerable ALICE families are to both economic fluctuations and daily stressors, from a global pandemic to an unexpected car breakdown. And new tools like the ALICE Essentials Index complement traditional economic measures to take a closer, more realistic look at how monthly expenses for ALICE households change over time.

On Uneven Ground

ALICE Essentials Index