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December 6, 2018

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Self-Sufficiency Standard for Colorado 2018

Prepared every few years for Colorado Center on Law and Policy by the Center for Women’s Welfare at the University of Washington, the Self-Sufficiency Standard calculates how much income a family must earn to meet basic needs without public or private assistance based on family composition in each of Colorado’s 64 counties.

To access the slides presented by Dr. Diana Pearce at the release event, click here.

If you are interested in scheduling a presentation for your group or organization, please contact CCLP at [email protected].

Click on any of the Colorado counties to calculate self-sufficiency wages, housing, child care, food and transportation costs by family composition. The interactive tool also lets you access a PDF fact sheet for each county.


In addition to the flagship report, the 2018 edition includes two other documents: “Overlooked & Undercounted,” a demographics study of the information presented in the Self-Sufficiency Standard; and “On the Road,” an exploration into policies and practices that build upon family economic security.

The Self Sufficiency Standard for Colorado 2018

This report presents and analyzes how much income various family types must earn to meet basic needs, depending on where they live. The standard is often referenced by managers of workforce training programs, policymakers, legislators and the media to gauge economic well-being and the effectiveness of policies and programs intended to forge pathways from poverty.

Overlooked & Undercounted 2018: Struggling to Make Ends Meet in Colorado

This demographics study analyzes basic questions associated with self-sufficiency, such as: How many individuals and families in Colorado are working hard yet unable to meet their basic needs?; Where do people with inadequate income live and what are the characteristics of their households, and; What are the education and employment patterns among those with inadequate income?

On the Road: Exploring Economic Security Pathways in Colorado

This report discusses three asset-building economic-security pathways that build on and enhance economic security, depending on a given household’s circumstances. The pathways include: Securing income to meet basic needs; Creating an emergency savings fund, and; Choosing an economic security pathway.

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December 6, 2018

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