2 + 2 = 5?

According to the American Community Survey 2005-2009 five-year data, the median family income in Wisconsin ($64,609) was higher than the U.S. median family income ($62,363). However, per capita income in Wisconsin ($26,447) was lower than the U.S. ($27,041). How can that be? A. Family values are higher in Wisconsin B. The results were tabulated in […]

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Dane County Hourly Wage for Family of Four

The Sustainable Wage Standard (SWS) measure the level of income needed to meet a family’s basic needs without public or private assistance. It includes the minimum necessities, but does not include longer-term needs such as college or retirement savings or short-term “luxuries” like dining out or holiday gifts. What hourly wage does a Dane County […]

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Are both Mom and Dad working?

According to the most recent U.S. Census data, 40,389 Dane County households (21.5 percent of all households in the county) include a husband, wife and at least one child under the age of eighteen. In what percentage of those households are both mom and dad employed? A. About half B. 65 percent C. 77 percent […]

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