Friday, September 28, 2018
Council of Economic Advisers Report on Assistance Programs and Employment Overlooks Key Evidence
New Report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
In July, the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a report designed to buttress the Trump Administration’s case for proposals that take away basic food assistance, housing assistance, and health care when low-income individuals don’t meet a rigid work requirement. But the report largely overlooks evidence that these proposals will harm many people — including those with health issues and children — and that they won’t do much to help people find stable employment.
See the report here: