self sufficiency

Our latest research report presents and analyzes The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Connecticut 2015. This measure calculates how much income a family must earn to meet basic needs, with the amount varying by family composition and where they live. The Standard is a tool that can be used in a variety of ways—by clients of workforce/training programs seeking paths to self-sufficiency, by program managers to evaluate program effectiveness, and by policymakers and legislators seeking to create programs and pathways that lead to self-sufficiency for working families.

Additional Research Reports

The Status of Women in Connecticut

PCSW & IWPR Report: The Status of Women in Connecticut’s Workforce, 2014

Economic & Financial Security

The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Connecticut 2015

On the Road to Economic Security, 2015

The Economic Security Scorecard: Women, Families & State Policy in Connecticut

Basic Economic Security Tables (BEST) Index for Connecticut 2012

The Elder Economic Security Standard Index for Connecticut (EESI)

Elders Living on the Edge: Towards Economic Security for Connecticut’s Older Adults(ESSI)

Older Research Reports (Before 2010)

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