Brief Welfare Reform: Reflecting on its 5th Anniversary
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Sheila R. Zedlewski
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(San Francisco Chronicle) Landmark Welfare-reform legislation signed into law in 1996 by then-President Clinton amid bipartisan calls to "end welfare as we know it" and to empower states to get welfare recipients into jobs is coming up for reauthorization. A former governor and a "statesman" to the bone, President Bush probably will look for ways to give states even more room to maneuver.
Research Areas Social safety net
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)