Fourteen years ago, the nation’s welfare laws were changed and the federal guarantee of cash assistance to single mothers ended. In this week’s @Brookings podcast, Senior Fellow Ron Haskins says welfare was transformed, with child care assistance, tax credits and work requirements helping to move low-income parents into the workforce. With welfare reauthorization nearing, Haskins tells us more about the controversy and the issues facing policymakers today.
@ Brookings Podcast: Welfare’s Transformation
August 20, 2010