Painter Poverty Q1

Published by Paola Avendano on

A person’s most direct way out of poverty is to have a job that pays a living wage. Acquiring the skills and overcoming structural barriers for some will take time. Therefore policy must focus on these pathways.

In the short run, a more robust Earned Income Tax Credit would reduce poverty for those that are able to work. For those that are not able to work, improving the generosity of disability insurance would be helpful.