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The Effects of Work Requirements on the Employment and Income of TANF Participants: Working Paper 2023-03

Justin Falk

No 58867, Working Papers from Congressional Budget Office

Abstract: Experiments conducted in the mid-1990s show that a combination of work requirements and work supports substantially increased the employment of cash assistance recipients in Aid to Families with Dependent Children, the predecessor program to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) while having little effect on recipients’ average income. There is little evidence on the effects of TANF’s work requirements, though, and recent research on other means-tested programs demonstrates that their work requirements have had little effect on employment and have substantially

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Date: 2023-03-09
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