Welfare Reform in the Clinton Administration

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Part of the International Series on Consumer Science book series (ISCS)

Abstract

This chapter presents an overview of welfare reform efforts during the administration of President Bill Clinton. Section 3.2 discusses the politics associated with welfare reform and the enactment of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) which replaced the entitlement Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with the time-limited, block grant Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The creation of TANF and work requirements are presented along with other PRWORA provisions influenced by the Christian right. Section 3.3 examines the impact of PRWORA on welfare caseloads. Section 3.4 highlights key components of efforts to reauthorize TANF.

Keywords

Income Defend Dick 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Wurzweiler School of Social WorkYeshiva UniversityNew YorkUSA

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