Fact Sheet Is Working Worth It?
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A parents monthly income grows dramatically when moving from welfare to working in a part-time job paying the minimum wage ($5.15/hour). Income continues to grow, but more slowly, as the parent moves into full-time, better-paying work. The graph below shows how this works in a fairly typical state such as Colorado.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Social safety net Immigrants and immigration
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Welfare and safety net programs Immigrant access to the safety net Income and wealth distribution