Social Service Dependency
A recent report commissioned by the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona illustrates how even those workers in the higher paying jobs in the Tucson economy do not have adequate incomes without the social benefits that are available only to the poorest members of our community.
This analysis illustrates the changes in wage adequacy as social supports for child care, food, housing, etc. might move members of the poorer segments toward adequacy while still low incomes leave other workers at risk. We note that at this level of analysis, our teachers don’t achieve adequacy.