PBS NewsHour

Why it's so hard to get off welfare

Clip: 04/16/2015 | 7m 43s

Since 1996, in order to get welfare in the U.S., you have to work. The Clinton Welfare-to-Work program successfully got millions of families off the social safety net program. But today's recipients face stagnant low wages and limited resources for job training, making it nearly impossible for many to gain economic mobility. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.

Aired: 04/16/15

Rating: NR

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