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Family Resource Simulator

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    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

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Select state and city (or county).




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 clicking on the arrow above or see sample results.