Publication Date: June 2002
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Nisha Patel; Mark Greenberg; Steve Savner; Vicki Turetsky
Research Area: Labor; Social conditions
Coverage: United States
This new report, originally developed for a meeting cosponsored by the Welfare to Work Partnership, provides information on six work support programs: the Earned Income Tax Credit, child care, Food Stamps, health care, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and child support.
It explains how each program promotes financial security for low-income families, as well as employment retention, which benefits both working families and their employers. The guide also describes barriers to program participation for eligible workers and offers resources for business leaders and policymakers about strategies to overcome these barriers.