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Making Ends Meet in Michigan
How much do you have to earn to make ends meet in Michigan? The costs of very basic needs – housing, child care, food, transportation, personal items such as clothing, healthcare and taxes – are used to calculate a “basic needs” hourly wage for four types of families in each Michigan county.
Report | Online calculator | Interactive county map | Making Ends Meet tab
Race for Results
Michigan findings show that opportunities for the state's white children and African American children both lag their national peers with a particularly large gap for African American children in Michigan.
Raising the minimum wage
Mapping the Facts
Click on the map on the left then select any individual county from the larger map to bring up a fact sheet with information about poverty, health insurance coverage, unemployment, government assistance participation, income, and more.
Deary Lannoye | Mayor Hopewell | Robert KleineDec. 9 Blog: Unemployment drama redux
April 22 Blog: Michigan a ‘comeback state’ — for whom?
Blog: Factually SpeakingMichigan a ‘comeback state’ — for whom?
With much talk about Michigan as a “comeback state,’’ it’s important to delve a little deeper to answer the question – a comeback state, for whom? It’s certainly not a comeback state for Lori, an older worker with a part-time retail job in the Lansing area. Like many others, she struggles with an income that barely covers the bills. According to a report by the Economic Policy Institute, inflation-adjusted income in Michigan doubled for those at the very top – the top 1% — while falling a bit for the rest of us between 1979 and... Read More
In The NewsCity Pulse Newsmakers: Minimum wage
Detroit Free Press: Nancy Kaffer: Among the worst in the nation? Michigan must stop failing our kids
WDET News: Michigan’s kids lag behind nation when it comes to well-being
WKAR: Latest kids count: Michigan’s numbers abysmal on child well-being
WLNS: Kids Count Survey Results In
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