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Family Resource Simulator

The Family Resource Simulator illustrates the impact of “work supports”—such as earned income tax credits and child care assistance—on the budget of a hypothetical family. Based on the answers provided on steps 1 through 7, the Simulator generates graphs that show how family resources and expenses change as earnings increase. Create your own scenario by following the steps below or see sample results. A related tool, the Basic Needs Budget Calculator, allows users to see how much income is necessary to cover a family’s basic expenses.

  • step
    1
    City & State
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    2
    Family
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    3
    Income & Assets
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    4
    Work Supports
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    5
    Child Care
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    6
    Health Insurance
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    7
    Other Expenses
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    8
    Results

1
Select state and city (or county).




Contact

For more information about the Family Resource Simulator, or if you work for an organization interested in helping us develop or update a simulator for your state, please contact:

Seth Hartig
Proj. Director, Family Resource Simulator
T: 212-961-3353
E: hartig@nccp.org

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