Testimony Welfare and Poverty in America
Pamela J. Loprest
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In this hearing on welfare and poverty in America before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee, Dr. Pamela Loprest addresses the situation of poor single mother families who are the primary focus of the TANF program. Loprest points out that the TANF program is increasingly playing a smaller role in addressing poverty and that many poor mothers who are not receiving TANF are also not working, and she shares solutions to bring these families out of poverty.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Families Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Families with low incomes Poverty Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Wealth inequality Mobility Inequality and mobility Kids in context
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center