poverty trap

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a situation in which an increase in income results in a loss of benefits so that you are no better off

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Under this current welfare trap system we are killing our kids and I believe our women," he said.
The devastating implications of colonialism are outlined in the four chapters of part 3, namely the social impact of the welfare trap and external expressions of internalized dependency.
They hide their cynicism behind a meaningless expression--"the welfare trap.
We incorporated a perfectly legitimate business term, "cost-benefit analysis," and applied it to people, many of whom were caught in the welfare trap.
In 1994, British Columbia and New Brunswick became testing grounds for a $70 million experiment aimed at helping single parents caught in a welfare trap to climb back into the working world.
We should be lowering taxation for married working parents and getting rid of the welfare trap.