May 28, 2022

New Reference Resource: Interactive Map Version of Living Wage Calculator

From ESRI (via American Surveyor):

The Living Wage Calculator, developed by Professor Amy Glasmeier of MIT, examines this question. Esri has map-enabled the Calculator data, revealing regional patterns. You can explore wage gaps for counties and top metro areas, and toggle between three different family scenarios.

[The] Calculator estimates the cost of living (“living wage”) in each of the nation’s counties and major metropolitan areas, and compares it to the minimum wage for a variety of household types.

Direct to Interactive Map Version (an ESRI Story Map)

Direct to Living Wage Calculator Web Site (via
Access all resources, methodology, etc.

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