Final Report on the Self-Sufficiency Project for Long-Term Welfare Recipients

| Charles Michalopoulos, Doug Tattrie, Cynthia Miller, Philip K. Robins, Pamela Morris, David Gyarmati, Cindy Redcross, Kelly Foley, Reuben Ford

SSP substantially increased full-time employment, earnings, and income and reduced the poverty rate - all at a low net cost to the government. The program also improved the school performance of enrollees’ elementary school-aged children, a benefit that - unlike the positive economic effects - persisted even after parents stopped receiving the supplement.