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Where Does the Money Go?
Refining Measures of Economic Stability: The 2005 Self-Sufficiency Standard for Indiana
Not All Hoosiers on Level ‘Paying’ Field
With the cost of gasoline well above $2 a gallon,
increases in home heating bills and the concomitant price increases in
food and health care, the cost of living is an ever-present issue for many
Hoosier families. This first issue of the IBR in 2006 focuses on consumer
behavior with a graphically punctuated and wryly
insightful article by Morton Marcus. We follow that with a further exploration of self-sufficiency
standards and the work done by the Indiana
Institute for Working Families,
which includes comparisons to the methods used in the metropolitan area-focused
standards published in last fall’s IBR. Both articles shed light
on the important need to better measure and reflect the actual costs for
a family to be financially independent.
—Carol O. Rogers