Brief

Precarious Work Schedules Could Jeopardize Access to Safety Net Programs Targeted by Work Requirements

06.2019 / By Urban Institute

This brief examines the prevalence of precarious work schedules among working adults whose families participate in federal safety net programs.

It finds safety net program participants’ work schedule structures place workers at risk of transitioning in and out of compliance with work requirements week-to-week, for reasons beyond their control.

This resource uses data from the December 2018 Well-Being and Basic Needs Survey.

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