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.
Select state and city (or county).
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:
Proj. Director, Family Resource Simulator