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The Importance of Diversity in Welfare Reform

  • Richard M. Lerner
  • Elizabeth E. Sparks
  • Laurie D. McCubbin
Part of the Outreach Scholarship book series (OUTR, volume 2)

Abstract

In 1996, Congress passed and President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA; P.L. 104–193). This act replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) entitlement program, dissolved Emergency Assistance (EA), eliminated the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) Program, and substituted a single capped block grant for states, the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, the funding of which is based on prior state welfare spending (Corbett, 1997; Zaslow, Tout, Smith, & Moore, 1998). The intent of this new welfare law is to turn custodial parents into breadwinners; public assistance is intended to become only a short-term phase of transition to self-sufficiency (Kondratas, 1997, p. 1).

Keywords

Child Care Child Support Single Parent Family Welfare Reform Family Policy 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard M. Lerner
    • 1
  • Elizabeth E. Sparks
    • 2
  • Laurie D. McCubbin
    • 3
  1. 1.Tufts UniversityMedfordUSA
  2. 2.Boston CollegeUSA
  3. 3.University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA

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