Transportation Issues in Welfare Reform

Research Report

Transportation Issues in Welfare Reform

Background Information
December 17, 1997

Abstract

For all workers who are employed outside their home, getting to work is an obvious and important dimension of their employment. For those workers without easy access to transportation and/or long commutes, this logistic becomes increasingly important. As states are attempting to aggressively move welfare recipients into employment, transportation is being identified as one of the top barriers to employment. This paper provides a very brief summary of key background information on issues relevant to understanding the role of transportation in welfare reform.

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