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Federal Minimum Wage, Tax-Transfer Earnings Supplements, and Poverty

Categories: Headlines,Income/Poverty,Welfare/Social Services

Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of controversial plans to assist low income workers with either a raise in the federal minimum wage eventually to $10.10 per hour or through changes in programs such as the Earned Income Tax Credit which supplement earnings. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists