The Impact of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 on Low Wage Jobs


Publication Date: January 2007

Publisher: Sagamore Institute for Policy Research

Author(s): April Kaplan

Research Area: Labor; Social conditions

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


This SIPR Policy Paper examines the ongoing process of welfare reform, especially how recent legislative changes are encouraging innovations at the state level. It is the third in a series of essays in support of SIPR’s project on the Benefits Access Learning Cluster, an effort funded by the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation and managed by Senior Fellow April Kaplan to identify effective employer-based models for raising awareness of and participation in work support programs and to develop and disseminate knowledge about best practices to employers, benefit-program administrators, human-service agencies, and other important stakeholders.