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Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina

SOUTH CAROLINE SELF-SUFFICIENCY STANDARDS

How much does an individual or family need to earn to live without public or private assistance in South Carolina? The Self-Sufficiency Standard answers that question and more.

This report presents and analyzes The Self-Sufficiency Standard for South Carolina 2016. 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 presented here is a tool that can be used in a variety of ways—by clients of workforce and 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.

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