Assessing the Impact of Welfare Reform on Single Mothers

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Show simple item record Fang, H Keane, M 2010-05-14T07:46:29Z 2010-05-14T07:46:29Z en_US 2004-01
dc.identifier.citation Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, 2004, 1 pp. 1 - 116
dc.identifier.issn 0007-2303
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), signed into law in 1996, transformed the U.S. welfare system. PRWORA replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Since its inception in 1935 as part of the Social Security Act, AFDC had been the main welfare program providing assistance to low-income single mothers. But a number of factors, particularly the rapid growth in the never-married single-mother population and a resumption of growth in caseloads in the early 1990s (following the surge of the late 1960s and early 1970s; figure 1), rendered the program unpopular.1 Under the new TANF program, welfare participation among single mothers has dropped dramatically, from 25 percent in 1996 to 9 percent today.
dc.publisher Brookings Institution Press
dc.title Assessing the Impact of Welfare Reform on Single Mothers
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Published
dc.parent Brookings Papers on Economic Activity
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation United States en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 116 en_US BUS.Centre for the Study of Choice en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.conference 19th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
dc.for 140211 Labour Economics
dc.personcode 998871
dc.percentage 100 en_US Labour Economics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US 2006-06-22
dc.location.activity Salt Lake City, UT
dc.description.keywords Science & Technology
dc.description.keywords Technology
dc.description.keywords Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence
dc.description.keywords Computer Science, Information Systems
dc.description.keywords Computer Science, Interdisciplinary Applications
dc.description.keywords Engineering, Biomedical
dc.description.keywords Engineering, Electrical & Electronic
dc.description.keywords Computer Science
dc.description.keywords Engineering
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Business/Economics
utslib.copyright.status Open Access 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history Economics (ID: 372)
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)

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