Work lifts people out of poverty. Employment boosts economic mobility.
This is why we advocate for policies that improve the economy and increase jobs instead of growing public assistance programs.
Welfare just keeps people in poverty and dependent on a check from the government.New Census data confirms this. An uptick in employment among women is reducing poverty rates among our most vulnerable Americans: single mothers and children.There are 1.4 million fewer Americans in poverty. The official poverty rate fell half a percentage point from 12.3 to 11.8 percent in 2018.Female-headed families (i.e. single moms) are disproportionately in poverty so this is […]