Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Self-Sufficiency Standard shows dramatic differences in family budgets

One of the weaknesses of the federal government's official poverty thresholds is that they account only for the number of people in a family, not where the family lives or the ages of family members. The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Colorado 2011 shows how much income is required for a family to pay basic expenses and accounts for factors the federal poverty level leaves out. Here's a breakdown of basic expenses for three family types in Prowers County.

Learn more by checking out the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Colorado 2011, a measurement of the true cost of making ends meet for Colorado families.

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