State of Scranton Seminar Nov. 15: Living Wage Report 2019 Update

    October 29, 2019

    The University of Scranton will host a presentation of the 2019 update of the Living Wage Report and a discussion on what it costs to live a modest but dignified life in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2019. The previous report can be found online at:

    In 2016, The University of Scranton and The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development produced a report that went beyond the poverty rate to analyze what is required for economic security in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Three years later, the data has been updated including key changes in the costs associated with meeting basic needs.

    The report once again includes perspectives from community leaders and new policy recommendations rooted in Catholic Social Teaching on economic justice.

    Presenters will include Teri Ooms, executive director of The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development; Mike Allison, Ph.D., chair, Department of Political Science, The University of Scranton; and Julie Schumacher Cohen, director of Community & Government Relations, The University of Scranton.

    The 2019 Living Wage Report is a collaboration of The Institute for Public Policy & Economic Development and The University of Scranton Office of Community & Government Relations, the Ellacuría Initiative and the Department of Political Science.

    This event, which is open to the University and broader Scranton community, will be held in the Kane Forum in Leahy Hall at The University of Scranton on Friday, Nov. 15, from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to

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