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Low-Income Adults in New Orleans in 2008: Who Are They and How Are They Faring?

Based on data from Kaiser’s Second Post-Katrina Survey, this Survey Brief profiles low-income adults in New Orleans in 2008, examining their demographics, personal recovery from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, worries and concerns, and financial and health care challenges. It finds that low-income adults in New Orleans are more likely than other adults in the city to still be dealing with recovery from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and facing financial and health care challenges.

The Kaiser Second Post-Katrina Survey was fielded house-to-house and by telephone from March 5 to April 28, 2008 among 1,294 randomly selected adults ages 18 and older residing in Orleans Parish.

Survey Brief (.pdf)