This fact sheet outlines of economic security issues as they affect Connecticut families, including energy, housing, wages, pay equity, and family assets. During the past 15 years, Connecticut’s middle- and low-wage families have been losing economic ground. The state’s lowest-income families experienced the nation’s largest drop in inflation-adjusted income between 1991 and 2002. The state’s lowest-wage earnings made less in 2005 than they did in 1990. The fact sheet briefly describes some suggested proven investments in the human capital of the state.