Why is it so hard to escape poverty?
3,048,257 views | Ann-Helén Bay • TED-Ed
Imagine that you've been unemployed for months. Government benefit programs have helped you cover your expenses, but you're barely getting by. Finally, you receive a paycheck— but there's a catch. Your new job pays enough to disqualify you from benefit programs, but not enough to cover your costs. So how do we design benefit programs that don't penalize you for working? Ann-Helén Bay investigates. [Directed by Avi Ofer, narrated by Christina Greer, music by Salil Bhayani, cAMP Studio].