Research Report The Stimulus Package (HR1) and Low-Income Families
Margaret Simms
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This speech, given at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration, discusses how the stimulus package addresses the policy needs of low-income working families. It focuses on three questions: how it might reduce poverty in the short term; how it might help position service providers for addressing poverty in the long term; and what researchers can do to inform future policies in this area. Efforts are compared to the following goals: increasing wages, promoting job stability and upward mobility, and providing income supports when needed.
Research Areas Education Families Social safety net Taxes and budgets Workforce
Tags Workforce development Poverty Economic well-being State and local tax issues Individual taxes Federal budget and economy Families with low incomes