People facing economic instability often need more than one program or service. This pre-pandemic analysis looks at the reach of the social safety net, including the interaction of specific programs, to better understand program participation as the economy continues to recover.
- Participants in some programs are more likely to receive multiple benefits than others.
- People with child care subsidies from the Child Care and Development Fund and participants in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families are the most likely to participate in other programs.
- Participants receiving Medicaid or the earned-income tax credit were least likely to participate in two or more other programs.
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