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@ Brookings Podcast: Welfare’s Transformation

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.

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