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Unformatted text preview: In the article, she refers to a WCECA welfare-to-work study by Diana Pearce and Jennifer Brooks in which the term self-sufficient is characterized by adults who adequately meet their basic personal and family needs without public or private assistance. Pearce and Brooks estimate the amount of income required to be self-sufficient by this standard and, in doing so, bring to light the impossibility of reaching the self-sufficient level. The author explains this by stating, what the federal government says is adequate falls far short of what families really need (Mutari)....
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- Fall '08