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Overlooked and Undercounted: The Self-Sufficiency Standard

Overlooked and Undercounted: The Self-Sufficiency Standard

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How the Great Recession Impacted Household
Self-Sufficiency in Pennsylvania
How the Great Recession Impacted Household
Self-Sufficiency in Pennsylvania

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Overlooked and Undercounted
How the Great Recession Impacted Household
Self-Sufciency in Pennsylvania
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PATHWAYS PA
PathWays PA was founded in 1978 as the Women’s Association for Women’s Alternatives. It served as one of Pennsylvania’s rst residential programs to keep low-income, vulnerable women together with their children and has grown to become one of the Greater Philadelphia Region’s foremost providers of residential and community-based services for women, children and families. Each year over 6,000 women, children and families benet from our full complement of social services; outreach and residential programs as they move along the path to self-sufciency.With ofces throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania and advocacy initiatives on behalf of low-wage workers statewide, PathWays PA provides programs committed to the development of client self-sufciency which leads to the fulllment of our mission:
To help women, teens, children and families achieve economic independence and family well-being.
Carol Goertzel Marianne Bellesorte
President/CEO Senior Director of Policy
 
310 Amosland Road 310 Amosland Road
 
Holmes, PA 19043 Holmes, PA 19043
 
Telephone: (800) 209-2914 Telephone: (800) 209-2914 et. 209
 
cgoertel@pathwayspa.org mbellesorte@pathwayspa.org
CENTER FOR WOMEN’S WELFARE
The Center for Women’s Welfare at the University of Washington School of Social Work is devoted to furthering the goal of economic justice for women and their families. The main work of the Center focuses on the development of the Self-Sufciency Standard. Under the direction of Dr. Diana Pearce, the Center partners with a range of government, non-prot, women’s, children’s, and community-based groups to:1) research and evaluate public policy related to income adequacy;2) create tools to assess and establish income adequacy; and 3) develop programs and policies that strengthen public investment in low-income women,
 
children, and families.For more information about the Center’s programs, or work related to the Self-Sufciency Standard, call (206) 685-5264. View this report online at www.selfsufciencystandard.org.
 
OVERLOOKED AND UNDERCOUNTED
HOW THE GREAT RECESSION IMPACTED HOUSEHOLD SELF-SUFFICIENCY IN PENNSYLVANIA
Diana M. Pearce, Ph.D. * October 2012
Director, Center for Women’s WelfareSchool of Social Work, University of Washington
Prepared with Sarah Lowry and Lisa Maner at the University of Washington, School of Social Work, Center for Women’s Welfare, and with Marianne Bellesorte, Carol Goertel, and Kate Scully at PathWays PA.

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