Brief Precarious Work Schedules Could Jeopardize Access to Safety Net Programs Targeted by Work Requirements
Michael Karpman, Heather Hahn, Anuj Gangopadhyaya
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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.

Research Areas Health and health care Families Social safety net Housing
Tags Federal housing programs and policies Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Hunger and food assistance Employment and income data Workers in low-wage jobs Families with low incomes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Housing subsidies From Safety Net to Solid Ground
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