In Connecticut, ALICE continues to struggle
Coined in 2009 by United Way of Northern New Jersey, the term ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) describes those Americans who live above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) yet still find it difficult to make ends meet. Findings from DataHaven’s 2012 Community Wellbeing Survey — cited throughout the Connecticut ALICE report — offer a close-up view of the lives of ALICE families, identifying the specific difficulties of ALICE status and revealing factors contributing to the rising number of ALICE individuals. Mark Abraham, DataHaven’s executive director, served on the ALICE Research Advisory Council for the United Way of Connecticut. See article for additional analysis.