In August, the CATO Institute will release a report based on the premise that welfare benefits are so high that recipients have little incentive to accept jobs. This is an old argument that has never been valid and is much less so now. Both the number of cash assistance recipients and the value of their benefits have dropped dramatically. The Athens County Department of Job and Family Services has prepared a response to the CATO report.
Click here to read the news release about the report.
Click here to read the response from the Athens County Department of Job and Family Services.