LIVING WAGE 2017
It’s not always as simple as “Get a job, support your family.” Even with both parents working, expenses can be drastically high for a low-income family. “Getting a job” is often not enough. Often, despite parents having full time jobs, low-income families must make significant sacrifices in other areas of their lives in order to provide regular food or shelter. Increasing expenses means cutting corners in some areas to provide adequate funds in other areas. Choosing which bills to pay and how much is a burden, especially for low-income families.
How much of a family’s income is allocated to a monthly cost of food? Shelter? Child Care? How much should be allocated? The living wage is designed to help understand and ultimately solve these problems.
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