Making Sure of Where We Started

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Making Sure of Where We Started

State Employment and Training Systems for Welfare Recipients on the Eve of Federal Reform

Abstract

This paper describes the welfare-to-work systems in 13 states and the nation just prior to implementation of federal welfare reform as background for tracking changes under PRWORA. It reviews the extent and sources of employment and training services for welfare recipients, the emphasis states placed on rapid workforce attachment and human capital development, integration of welfare-to-work and related employment and training systems at the state and local levels, and the financial resources devoted to welfare employment and training services.
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