Do States Benefit From Restricting Safety-Net Eligibility Based on Wealth?


This brief examines the findings of three studies—one from The Pew Charitable Trusts and two commissioned by Pew with support from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation—that looked at the effect of asset limits on family finances and state and program costs and obligations.



How Income Volatility Interacts With Americans Families’ Financial Security

Americans’ Financial Security: Perception and Reality

The Role of Emergency Savings in Family Financial Security: Barriers to Saving and Policy Opportunities

The Role of Emergency Savings in Family Financial Security: What Resources do Families Have for Financial Emergencies?

The Role of Emergency Savings in Family Financial Security: How do Families Cope with Financial Shocks?

Do Limits on Family Assets Affect Particpation in, Costs of TANF?

The Precarious State of Family Balance Sheets

Moving On Up: Why Do Some Americans Leave the Bottom of the Economic Ladder, but Not Others?

Payday Loan Facts and the CFPB’s Impact