Government safety net programs aim to protect families during tough times—before they fall into poverty. But rising unemployment, foreclosures, and economic distress are putting pressure on a system already in need of updates and repairs.
Urban Institute experts, building on decades of welfare reform research, evaluated public safety nets and proposed new initiatives to bolster work supports and help families gain a stable financial footing. Read more.
- NICC—Net Income Change Calculator
- TRIM3— program and poverty analysis model
- Welfare Rules Database — tables on TANF data from each of the states and Washington D.C.
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