Food Stamp Work Requirements for Able-Bodied, Childless Adults

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Work is the best way to avoid the welfare dependency trap. But most able-bodied adults on food stamps report no earned income—meaning they aren’t working at all. After work requirements were implemented at the state level, the time able-bodied adults spent on welfare was cut in half. Those leaving welfare went back to work in more than 600 industries and doubled their incomes—leaving them better off than they were before.