Do what works to help welfare recipients work (Opinion)
- April 11, 2018
- David Neumark, economics and ESSPRI, via The Wall Street Journal
President Trump issued an executive order Tuesday encouraging federal agencies to adopt more-stringent work requirements for various welfare programs. What can Congress do to encourage work? Two possibilities are increasing the minimum wage and expanding the earned-income tax credit. My recent research shows that these two policies can have very different, and perhaps unintended, effects on the ability to become economically self-sufficient over time.
Read on, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal.