Successful Transitions Out of Low-Wage Work for TANF Recipients. How much do they work and what do they earn?

11/15/2004

Continued employment was high among those who began on TANF and were working in 1999, with 90% still working in 2000-2001, and workers averaging about 6 quarters of employment. Quarterly wages while working were roughly $3,500. Employment outcomes were similar for all others who began as low-wage workers in 1999. Those who had been TANF recipients but did not work in 1999 had much poorer outcomes in 2000-2001, with only 30% working and averaging four quarters of work at $1,900 per quarter.

Chart shows how much wage growth they experience.

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