The 1996 welfare reform law replaced a U.S. system of cash assistance to poor single parents with new measures to encourage work. The reforms include job training, tax credits to supplement low wages, and time limits on benefits. Welfare rolls have dropped dramatically. What policies will continue to promote the transition from welfare to work?
TANF: It Worked, Mostly
August 15, 2014, Ron Haskins
Ron Haskins discusses a recent studied he co-authored that explains why the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash welfare program helped form an effective response for families hit hard during the Great Recession.
U.S. Metro Areas
Children and Families
U.S. Economic Performance
2009, Ron Haskins and Isabel V. Sawhill
2006, Arvind Panagariya, Barry P. Bosworth and Suman Bery
2004, John B. Shoven, Mark J. Warshawsky and William G. Gale
New Policies, Brighter Futures for America's Children
2003, Isabel V. Sawhill, ed.
The Future of the Safety Net
2002, Andrea Kane, Isabel V. Sawhill, Kent R. Weaver and Ron Haskins, eds.
2001, Rebecca Blank and Ron Haskins, eds.
2000, R. Kent Weaver
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Co-Director, Center on Children and Families, Budgeting for National Priorities
Senior Fellow, Economic Studies
Isabel V. Sawhill
R. Kent Weaver
Senior Fellow, Governance Studies
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