Brief Pamela Loprest and Sheila Zedlewski: Welfare reform must fix safety net
Pamela J. Loprest, Sheila R. Zedlewski
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In this commentary for The Providence Journal, Sheila Zedlewski, director of the Urban Institute's Income and Benefits Policy Center, and Pamela Loprest, a principal research associate, look at how low-income families have fared since the 1996 welfare reform and what needs to be done to keep them from falling through the safety net.
Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs State programs, budgets Hunger and food assistance Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center