Welfare Reform: One Size Doesn't Fit All

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Welfare Reform: One Size Doesn't Fit All

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[Christian Science Monitor] New findings from the Urban Institute's 2002 national survey on the recent experiences of welfare families can help give lawmakers a reality check. Most families that turn to welfare are significantly disadvantaged. They can't find work in a weak economy, they need help overcoming or living with serious employment hurdles, and they can't make ends meet without a safety net. A reauthorized welfare program must reflect these underlying realities.

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