Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the Issues

Research Report

Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the Issues

May 1, 1995

Abstract

Critics of the welfare system claim that the system does not provide sufficient state flexibility, does not encourage work, contributes to the breakdown of the family, and has done little to reduce poverty. This report examines the truth of these propositions and assesses the ability of a variety of proposals designed to deal with the complaints.

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