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Improving Work Supports: Closing the Financial Gap for Low-wage Workers and Their Families

Nancy K. Cauthen

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Improving Work Supports: Closing the Financial Gap for Low-wage Workers and Their Families
Author(s):
Cauthen, Nancy K.
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Reports
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National Center for Children in Poverty
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Abstract:
Commissioned by the Economic Policy Institute for its Agenda for Shared Prosperity, this report describes why work support benefits are critical for low-wage workers. It explains the current state of work supports in the U.S., highlighting the need to address benefit "cliffs" and high marginal tax rates; funding constraints; and participation barriers. The report concludes with a concrete set of proposals for reform at the national level.
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Public health
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