Research Report Recent Changes in Michigan Welfare and Work, Child Care, and Child Welfare Systems
Kristin S. Seefeldt, Jacob Leos-Urbel, Patricia McMahon, Kathleen Snyder
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Michigan implemented few major reforms since 1997, primarily because the state was a leader in welfare reform in the early 1990s. Some policy changes were made to allow current and former welfare recipients to engage in training programs, as opposed to focusing on employment only, but it was unclear at the time of the site visit if many individuals were participating in these programs. Coinciding with the drop in the welfare caseload and additional funding, Michigan did witness a large increase in child care subsidies.
Research Areas Social safety net Children and youth
Tags State programs, budgets Child care Child welfare