About the Problem

Despite recent declines in the unemployment rate, our labor force participation rate is still too low. Screen Shot 2016-04-19 at 8.31.28 PM


About the Policy

Receiving welfare or other forms of public assistance should be conditioned upon recipients actively looking for employment if they are able. Tightening welfare requirements could also help fix the “welfare cliff” that can discourage people from working or accepting better-paying jobs for fear of abruptly losing benefits.

Public Support

82% of All Polled
79% of Democrats
89% of Republicans
78% of Independents

Polling data derived from three national surveys conducted by Cohen Research Group in February and March 2016. Each survey had a sample size of at least 1,000 registered voters with a margin of error of +/- 3.1%