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Key articles on U.S. welfare from across the political spectrum on the Web for citizens, students, researchers and policy makers.

Welfare Reform articles

  • What's New from the Welfare Reform Academy
    A project of the University of Maryland School of Public Affairs.

    An educational institution designed to help state and local officials, private social service providers, and other interested parties understand best practices in dealing with poverty and child welfare issues. ...

  • Welfare, Children, & Families
    John Hopkins University

    Welfare, Children, and Families: A Three-City Study is a longitudinal study of children and their caregivers in low-income families that were living in low-income neighborhoods in three cities...

  • Welfare Reform from the Administration for Children (ACF) and Families at HHS

    The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities...

  • Welfare Reform
    NGA Center for Best Practices
    National Governors Association

    The Center for Best Practices provides technical assistance to state policymakers and program administrators to help them respond to the emerging challenges and opportunities in welfare reform. ...

  • Welfare Reform News
    National Conference of State Legislatures

    Innovative state welfare programs moved millions of people off the rolls and into the workforce. Recently, state welfare agencies have studied how those who have left welfare are fairing....

  • The Civil Liberties Issues of Welfare Reform

    (New York: The American Civil Liberties Union)

  • Cause Texas Ain't Takin' Care of You No More.
    The Austin Chronicle
    (Great article on Welfare Reform from a street side point of view!)

  • Employment Research Newsletter
    W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

    An independent, not-for-profit research organization devoted to finding, evaluating, and promoting solutions to employment-related problems.

  • Article from the Upjohn site:
    The Role of AFDC Benefits in Location Choice
    by Carole Roan Gresenz

  • Five Media Myths About Welfare

    From Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting.

  • Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the Issues
    By Isabel V. Sawhill
    At the nonpartisan Urban Institute

  • The Impact of Federal and State Policy Changes on Child Care in California

    By M. Rebecca Kilburn (RAND) and Lingxin Hao (University of Iowa)

    (Good study on the effects of welfare reform and child care.)

  • Jobs, Not JOBS -

    What It Takes To Put Welfare Recipients To Work,

    Policy Briefing, By Lyn A. Hogan.

  • Welfare Reform Forum

    Atlantic Monthly

  • Replacing Welfare (Excerpt)

    By Michael Tanner, author of The End of Welfare: Fighting Poverty in the Civil Society.

  • State Welfare Reforms: Institute for Research on Poverty

    "Evaluating Comprehensive State Welfare Reforms"
    at this important Wisconson policy institute.

  • Urban Institute: Assessing the New Federalism

    This is their new web site for the multi-year assessment of
    U.S. Welfare Reform. This project and the databases will be an extremely
    important tool for welfare researchers. A great web site to keep track of,
    in spite of the large database and download times.

  • Urban Institute on welfare reform. (Fifteen articles.)

  • Urban Institute: Ten new briefs at the New Federalism web site.

    Good discussion of social services spending and the effects
    on TANF, Medicare and Medicaid on state and federal budgets.
    A must read for local, state and federal budget planners.

  • The IWPR online store - Classics: The Best of IWPR Research over the Years

    IWPR is known for its many path-breaking studies over the years- studies which often applied a gendered perspective in a unique way or to a new issue or developed new research methods or theoretical concepts to address issues of special concern to women. Includes many articles on poverty and welfare studies.

  • Welfare Reform As I Knew It

    When Bad Things Happen to Good Policies

    By Daniel T. Ellwood

    The American Prospect no. 26:22-29.

  • The Worst Thing Clinton Has Done

    By Peter Edelman, The Atlantic Monthly.

    According to Atlantic Monthly : "A former high Clinton Administration official with responsibility for social policy, resigned his office last year rather than be a party to the president's signing of a "welfare-reform" bill. Here he speaks out for the first time."

    Check out: Atlantic Unbound.

  • Welfare Reform & Beyond

    The Brookings Institution

    Welfare Reform and Beyond: The Future of the Safety Net, Living On and Off Welfare: Family Experiences and Ethnographic Research and many more articles

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