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Msnbc.com's Allison Linn on 'We Are the Median' series

Dec. 14, 2011 at 1:13 PM ET

Msnbc.com’s Allison Linn joined us for a live web chat Wednesday to discuss her recent “We Are the Median” series of stories about families living on around $50,000 a year.

Here’s one of her answers to questions from the live chat. (See below for the full Q&A.)

Marlet Jones asked:

“Do you believe that $50,000 a year is a sufficient wage for Americans everywhere in America?”

Allison replied:

“Hi Marlet - great question! One thing we learned from this series is that a living wage definitely varies depending on where you live. For example, we profiled one woman in the series who couldn't afford her rent on around $50k in New York, while a family of six in Utah was doing just fine.”

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