How Much Does it Cost to Support a Family in California?
A recent report was published by the California Budget Project detailing what it costs to support a family in California. It's not surprising that families are struggling and need more resources to support basic necessities. For example, a single-parent family with two children needs an average annual income of $59,732 to live modestly, which is much higher than salaries paid by minimum wage through median wage work. This report presents different family configurations and required budgets for ten regions in the state. Findings have strong implications for public policy. Access the report Making Ends Meet: How Much Does It Cost to Raise a A Family in California? at the California Budget Project website http://www.cbp.org/ .