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Losing Ground: The Cliff Effect

  • Aired: 06/13/2013
  • 24:46
  • Rating: NR
A little-known snag in Colorado state and county law can put some families in economic jeopardy if they accept a raise or promotion at work. The disturbing phenomenon can actually thwart a low-income family’s rise toward financial self-sufficiency because work support benefits such as child care can be lost with a raise as small as $1 an hour.
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How success in a low wage job can actually push some families into financial freefall.
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