Potential Effects of Congressional Welfare Reform Legislation on Family Incomes

Research Report

Potential Effects of Congressional Welfare Reform Legislation on Family Incomes

Abstract

This report presents estimates of how the major income security changed proposed by H.R. 3734 would affect family incomes. Such welfare reform legislation is designed to decrease dependency on government assistance and to shift more responsibility for social programs to states. The analysis, based upon the Urban Institute's TRIM2 microsimulation model, compares how families would fare under the new rules compared to current program rules, making reasonable assumptions about how program changes will affect behavior.

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