Brief Planning for the Best of Times
Daniel P. McMurrer
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[Washington Post] The welfare rolls have shrunk to their lowest level since 1970, and the president has good reason to celebrate. Yet a close look at the number of welfare recipients who will be required to find work in the next six years suggest that it's too early for political bell-ringing and that a recession no greater than that of 1990 could swell the rolls again and make it impossible for states to meet the requirements of the new law.
Research Areas Social safety net Immigrants and immigration
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Immigrant access to the safety net