2022 Living Wage Report Discussion takes place Nov. 29

The 2022 Living Wage Report to be discussed Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m., in the Kane Forum, Leahy Hall, Rm 235, at The University of Scranton. Lunch will be served.
2022 Living Wage Report Discussion takes place Nov. 29

All faculty, staff, students and community members are invited to attend the release of the 2022 Living Wage Report on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Kane Forum, Leahy Hall, rm. 235, The University of Scranton. Lunch will be served. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

The event will include a presentation of the study’s findings, highlight agency leader and community input and provide a space for facilitated discussion around the challenges the study raises and potential solutions. Printed reports will be provided to participants and the digital version of the report will be posted online that day at: www.scranton.edu/livingwage.

The Living Wage Study 2022, a project of The Institute and The University of Scranton (Community Relations, CEEPS, and the Ellacuria Initiative), seeks to understand better what constitutes a living wage in Northeastern Pennsylvania using the MIT Living Wage calculator, other national and regional data, and connecting this data with input from community agencies and insights from Catholic Social Teaching.

A living wage, and the broader concept of family economic security, is defined as the wage rate at which a worker, employed on a full-time basis, can reach a standard of living that meets essential basic needs and allows the individual or family to live a modest but dignified life.

The 2022 Report outlines the living wage threshold for various family compositions in NEPA and compares it to previous data, details the increases in costs of living, explains some of the major challenges facing those who fall below the living wage threshold, and especially highlights mitigating factors – in particular, racial disparities and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and related policies on economic security.

Please join us on Nov. 29 by registering here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2022Wage.

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