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.
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.
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The Standard in Use - Nebraska
Holding Corporations Accountable for Responsible Economic Development The Nebraska Appleseed Center developed job quality standards using the Self-Sufficiency Standard to hold corporations more accountable for