Assessing the Impact of Welfare Reform on Single Mothers

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dc.contributor.author Fang, Hanming en_US
dc.contributor.author Keane, Michael en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-14T07:46:29Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-14T07:46:29Z
dc.date.created 2010-05-14T07:46:29Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2005004554 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fang Hanming and Keane Michael 2004, 'Assessing the Impact of Welfare Reform on Single Mothers', Brookings Institution Press, vol. 1, pp. 1-116. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0007-2303 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/6375
dc.description.abstract THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), signed into law in 1996, transformed the U.S. welfare system. PRWORA replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Since its inception in 1935 as part of the Social Security Act, AFDC had been the main welfare program providing assistance to low-income single mothers. But a number of factors, particularly the rapid growth in the never-married single-mother population and a resumption of growth in caseloads in the early 1990s (following the surge of the late 1960s and early 1970s; figure 1), rendered the program unpopular.1 Under the new TANF program, welfare participation among single mothers has dropped dramatically, from 25 percent in 1996 to 9 percent today. en_US
dc.publisher Brookings Institution Press en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Assessing the Impact of Welfare Reform on Single Mothers en_US
dc.parent Brookings Papers on Economic Activity en_US
dc.journal.volume 1 en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation United States en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 116 en_US
dc.cauo.name BUS.Centre for the Study of Choice en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 140211 en_US
dc.personcode 0000027590 en_US
dc.personcode 998871 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Labour Economics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.staffid 998871 en_US


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