Welfare Reforms of the 1990s
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This paper examines elements of 1990s welfare reform, including the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and others. It deals with issues such as childcare costs, minimum wage regulations, and other problems that have been exacerbated by the reforms, particularly for women on welfare.
From the Paper:"One of the main focuses of the new welfare legislation is to get welfare recipients off of welfare and into the workforce. While in principal, this seems to be a noble and logical idea, that situation that many welfare recipients, and especially women, find themselves in makes this much more problematic in reality. Even "successful welfare to work transitioners typically find a good number of hours but low wages, few paid sick days, and no vacation leave or health benefits" (Couto). The problem is compounded further for single mothers, who not only face the prospects of a low-paying, demanding job, but also have to deal with high daycare costs that in many cases are simply not affordable."
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