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Welfare to Work

The results speak for themselves. In Kansas, Maine, Arkansas, and Florida, able-bodied adults who left welfare after work requirements were implemented saw their lives improve. On average time spent on welfare was cut in half and individuals found work in over 600 diverse industries. Work requirements work–regardless of what state they are implemented in.

Using state-collected data, FGA’s researchers analyze and synthesize the impact work is having on those who leave welfare and the resulting fiscal impact for both individuals and the state. These groundbreaking tracking studies are changing the way policymakers approach welfare reform, setting a standard for commonsense reforms that prioritize work.


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