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New Self-Sufficiency Standard for SC Released!

Posted By United Way Association of South Carolina, Monday, February 22, 2016

The United Way Association of South Carolina, with support from its generous sponsors, and in collaboration with the Center for Women's Welfare at the University of Washington School of Social Work, are pleased to present The Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina!

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina 2016 was published in an effort to ensure the best data and analyses are available to enable South Carolina’s families and individuals to make progress toward real economic security. The result is a comprehensive, credible, and user-friendly tool. The measure describes how much income families of various sizes and compositions need to make ends meet without public or private assistance in each county in South Carolina. 

The Self-Sufficiency Standard is a measure of income adequacy that is based on the  costs of basic needs for working families: housing, child care, food, health care, transportation, and miscellaneous items, as well as the cost of taxes and the impact of tax credits. In addition, the report provides for each family type, in each place, the amount of emergency savings required to meet needs during a period of unemployment or other emergency.”

Learn more here! 

Tags:  Common Good  Poverty  Self-Sufficency Standard  United Way 

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