Precarious Work Schedules Could Jeopardize Access to Safety Net Programs Targeted by Work Requirements

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Precarious Work Schedules Could Jeopardize Access to Safety Net Programs Targeted by Work Requirements

Abstract

Since 2017, policymakers have sought to establish or expand work requirements for participants in federal safety net programs. These policies generally require non-disabled adults to work or participate in work-related activities for a minimum number of hours per week or month to continue receiving benefits. Program participants must navigate these requirements within a low-wage job market in which just-in-time scheduling practices have resulted in unstable and unpredictable work hours for many employees.

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