Research Report Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the Issues
Isabel V. Sawhill
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Critics of the welfare system claim that the system does not provide sufficient state flexibility, does not encourage work, contributes to the breakdown of the family, and has done little to reduce poverty. This report examines the truth of these propositions and assesses the ability of a variety of proposals designed to deal with the complaints.
Research Areas Families Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Father involvement