Recognizing that welfare recipients who find jobs may remain poor, the “make work pay” approach rewards those who work by boosting their income. This strategy was the centerpiece of the Self-Sufficiency Project (SSP), a large-scale demonstration program in Canada that offered monthly earnings supplements to single parents who left welfare for full-time work.
The latest report from the Opening Doors project explores how to help low-wage workers move toward career advancement and higher wages by enrolling in and completing community college programs.
Impressions of Community College Access and Retention from Low-Wage Workers
Interim Findings from the Self-Sufficiency Project’s Applicant Study
New Experimental Evidence on Financial Work Incentives and Pre-Employment Services