D. M. Pearce

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The WDC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization governed by a volunteer board appointed by the King County Executive and Seattle Mayor. The WDC works to provide a world class workforce training and development system for the residents and employers of King County. The WDC serves as a research and development center for workforce issues, sharing our expertise(More)
Today we are releasing the 2009 Update of the Self-Sufficiency Standard for Washington State (previous reports were released in 2001 and 2006). The Self-Sufficiency Standard is a measure of income adequacy that gives detailed information on what it costs to live in different parts of Washington, for families with different compositions. Today, I will(More)
Today we are releasing the 2008 Update of the Self-Sufficiency Standard for the State of Georgia (the first report was completed in 2002). The Self-Sufficiency Standard is a measure of income adequacy that gives detailed information on what it costs to live in different parts of Georgia, for families with different compositions. Today, I will briefly(More)
The Center for Women Policy Studies works with state legislators to develop legislative initiatives: to make trafficking a state felony offense with appropriately harsh punishments for traffickers and protections for the women and girls who have been trafficked into our communities; we urge states to pass criminalization statutes and also to provide for(More)
the past 17 years, the Standard has been calculated in 37 states as well as the District of Columbia and New York City, and it has revolutionized the way policies and programs for low-income workers are structured and what it means to be in need in the United States. For further information about any of the other states with the Standard, including the(More)
Today, a college education is more important than ever before in unlocking the door to economic success in the United States. Increasingly, postsecondary education has become a basic job requirement (Carnevale and Desrochers, 2002). Education beyond high school is especially essential for women, who earn less than men with lower educational attainment (Day(More)
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