This report analyzes the most common bundles of public assistance benefits for low-income residents of Massachusetts. The findings can be used to better understand the relative success of these public assistance programs at reaching low-income target populations. Furthermore, the combination of benefits received can help provide insights regarding where families might experience cliff effects; data that can be used to inform policy changes to help ameliorate cliff effects.
Carey, Caitlin A., "Most Common Bundles of Public Assistance Benefits for Low-Income Massachusetts Families: A Technical Research Brief" (2018). Center for Social Policy Publications. 91.