A hand up, not a handout, to cross the benefits cliff

Losing public assistance benefits when their income goes up incentivizes some workers to stay in low-paying jobs. It discourages others who are willing to work from joining the workforce. New strategies aim to identify and address this benefits cliff that hinders entry to and advancement in the workplace, though work to address the issue on a larger scale remains. “A hand up, not a handout, to cross the benefits cliff

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