The Issue of Welfare Reform


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The Issue of Welfare Reform
Over the last half-century, the issue of welfare reform has been one of the most contentious areas of public policy in the United States. It is a difficult, divisive topic that brings together matters of race, ethnicity, gender as well as moral issues like poverty and its relation to a willingness to work. The passage in 1996 of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was a watershed moment for government and the women and children who have been traditionally caught up in the welfare system. It carried with it the hope that millions of women and their dependent children could transition to lives of self-sufficiency. In the years since its passage however, questions have arisen as to...
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