Brief Does Work Pay? A Summary of the Work Incentives under TANF
Gregory Acs, Robert I. Lerman
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This brief focuses on how current state welfare programs, food stamps, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), and tax payments affect a low-income mother's financial incentives to work. The central finding is that work pays.
Research Areas Social safety net Taxes and budgets
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Hunger and food assistance Individual taxes