Self-Sufficiency Standard

Illinois

The Center for Women’s Welfare Self-Sufficiency Standard defines the income working families need to meet a minimum yet adequate level, taking into account family composition, ages of children, and geographic differences in costs. The Standard is an affordability and living wage economic security measure that provides an alternative to the official poverty measure.

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Women Employed pursues equity for women in the workforce by effecting policy change, expanding access to educational opportunities, and advocating for fair and inclusive workplaces so that all women, families, and communities thrive. Read more.

Heartland Alliance, through which the Social IMPACT Research Center operates, works to advance human rights and champion human dignity by providing services and promoting solutions to achieve a more just global society. Read more.

They have used the Standard in their County Well-Being Index.

How to cite

All Self-Sufficiency Standard data that has been produced by the Center for Women’s Welfare is publicly available. When using the data, please credit the Self-Sufficiency Standard at the Center for Women’s Welfare, University of Washington.

Contact cwwsss@uw.edu with any questions regarding methodology or appropriate citation.

The Standard in Use - Illinois

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