Living Wage Study: A Video

    November 26, 2019

    The University recently hosted a presentation of the 2019 update of the Living Wage Report and what it costs to live a modest but dignified life in Northeastern Pennsylvania in 2019. Read about the presentation here. The previous report can be found online at: And you can see a video about the report and hear from members of the community about their challenges, below.

    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.

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