Successful Transitions Out of Low-Wage Work for TANF Recipients. How much wage growth do they experience?


Average wages grew from 2000 to 2001 for both those who were low-wage or on TANF in 1999, although growth was smaller for those that had been on TANF. Average wage growth was greatest at the very bottom of the income distribution, as shown in graph to the right. Although average wages grew for most income groups, nearly 50 percent of workers within each group experienced wage declines (not shown).

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