Brief Rethinking Work Requirements
Alan Weil
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Any changes to work standards must factor in the job challenges many recipients still face and consider the pitfalls of mandatory engagement. Congress should phase out the caseload reduction credit, maintain the 30-hour workweek and 50 percent work participation standard, and restrict the definition of countable activities to work, education, and training.
Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) State programs, budgets Public service and subsidized employment programs