Год издания: 2006
Количество страниц: 214
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Millions of American workers live between dependency and self-sufficiency. Despite significant effort, they cannot earn enough to support themselves and their families. Policymakers have come to their aid with a wide range of programs, collectively termed the work support system, that are designed to help needy workers make ends meet. But how well does the system work? In When Work Is Not Enough, Robert Stoker and Laura Wilson take on this critical question. Drawing on state and national data, they examine the adequacy and coverage of the work support system in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. In the process, they evaluate a broad range of policies that provide cash or in-kind benefits to low-wage workers, low-income working families, and families moving from welfare to work. These programs include minimum wage rates, earned income tax credit (EITC) programs, medical assistance programs, food programs, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families earned income...