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

Cauthen, Nancy K.

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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National Center for Children in Poverty
Economic Policy Institute
Making Work Supports Work Publications
EPI briefing paper, 198
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June 11, 2010