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  American Public Human Services Association   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Welfare reform conferees release a preliminary outline of a compromise bill that will be included in budget reconciliation.
He says that an acceptable welfare reform bill must include more funding for child care, health coverage for low-income families, requirements for state funding, and additional funding during times of economic downturn or population growth.
Congressional Republicans introduce revised welfare reform bills in both the House and Senate that are modeled, in part, on the NGA policy statements.
www.aphsa.org /Policy/HistoryWelfare.asp   (4288 words)

"Welfare reform", it seems these words are on the he lips of every politician, TV newscaster, magazine writer, and social scientist around.
Welfare recipients have historically been and are today unemployed workers.
Even if all welfare cuts were stopped and grants were raised (as happened during the 1960s), the capitalists would continue to use unemployed workers as a club over the heads of the employed.
www.plp.org /pamphlets/wr.html   (4456 words)

 Welfare Reform
Conservatives, on the other hand, argue that the intractable pathologies of the welfare system (the destruction of the family unit and the fostering of dependency) are due to large-scale governmental intervention.
Welfare payments provide economic incentives for the creation of single-parent families since they provide a continuous source of income to young mothers.
Welfare is supposed to be a second chance, not a way of life, but tell that to some children who represent the fourth generation on welfare.
www.leaderu.com /orgs/probe/docs/welfare.html   (2772 words)

 Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the Issues
If a key goal of welfare reform is to move recipients into jobs, they will need day care for their children, an issue addressed by Sandra Clark and Sharon Long in Chapter 6.
If welfare policy is permanently turned over to the lower tiers of government, states will find themselves in a "race to the bottom"—a race to cut welfare benefits faster than their neighbors, thereby endangering the well-being of the most marginal members of society, including large numbers of children living in poverty.
In sum, although welfare recipients face high penalties on added earnings that discourage work, eliminating such disincentives extends eligibility for welfare to a larger population, reduces the work effort of people who join the rolls because of the increased income eligibility cutoff, and may not be cost effective for these reasons.
www.urban.org /welfare/overview.htm   (17168 words)

 Welfare Reform May Inadvertently Harm Children
Reforming the welfare system is a hot topic in the United States, particularly in building self-sufficiency among welfare recipients.
She is the lead author of an article in the December 2000 electronic edition of the journal Pediatrics discussing the effect of welfare reform on children in Wisconsin, the first state to conduct a welfare reform demonstration project.
Welfare reform changes and associated consequences should be continuously monitored with caution and diligence to intervene for the protection of infants and children."
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/983999688.html   (929 words)

 S/R 12: "Welfare Reform:" Clinton Kills Safety Net
The repeal of the welfare system is merely the latest manifestation of the class warfare that the Democrats and Republicans have waged on behalf of their corporate financial backers since Ronald Reagan's election.
Welfare, like the minimum wage, is primarily a women's issue, and is a major factor in the feminization of poverty.
However, merely eliminating people from the "welfare rolls" for whatever reason counts towards the quota of moving welfare participants into "work." Families will lose benefits if they don't participate in workfare for 20 hours a week or more, though child care is not require to be provided if the child is six or older.
www.greens.org /s-r/12/12-15.html   (2512 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Welfare Special Report
The welfare "reform" of the Clinton era consists of two major elements: a revolutionary change in the basic goals set by the federal government; and a dramatic "devolution" of responsibility – turning what used to be a federal, centralized system over to the states.
Politically, welfare reform is perhaps the most conspicuous example of how President Clinton adopted – some say co-opted – parts of the Republican agenda.
Now it is conservatives who most strongly support certain welfare rules, including the family cap and a requirement that most teenage parents live with their own parents in order to receive benefits.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/politics/special/welfare/welfare.htm   (1341 words)

 Welfare Reform
Something overlooked in Phil's proposed Welfare Reform is the ability for criminals to use these services to move themselves across the country and the government paying for it, the establishment of a fl-market for the ID cards used for these services and willingness or requirement for restaurants and hotels/motels to participate.
And, unlike welfare or disability payment programs, there is no loss of dignity; the person doesn't have to claim to be unable to work, but only to need reasonable accommodation to be able to work.
Under welfare reform, which is called TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families)we help adults who have care, custody and control of minor children get jobs so they can stop being dependent upon welfare.
philip.greenspun.com /politics/welfare-reform.html   (8437 words)

 A chance to change welfare
James' and Hughes' efforts are part of a statewide and national push to give parents on welfare and their advocates a voice in reshaping the federal welfare reform law, up for renewal by September 30 this year.
Many left welfare without steady work: Some may have gotten a job, then lost it; others were scared away by requirements and red tape; cut off in error; or made ineligible by new restrictions on welfare for immigrants.
When welfare reform began, her employment case manager (ECM) told her she must withdraw from school and take a hotel cleaning job, the only thing she was qualified for.
www.4children.org /news/502welf.htm   (2166 words)

 Welfare Reform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When welfare was created the typical welfare recipient was a miner's widow with no education, small children, husband dies in the mine, no expectation that there was a job for the widow to do or that she ever could do it, very few out-of-wedlock pregnancies and births.
Welfare recipients who have not found a job are placed in community service work (workfare) which is usually menial work such as raking leaves, picking up garbage, washing dishes in a school cafeteria.
Welfare reform was often heralded as a success and the main measure of success is declines in caseloads.
www.wpunj.edu /~newpol/issue30/mandel30.htm   (11788 words)

 Washingtonpost.com: Welfare Reform Report
The reform also demanded that states put one-quarter of welfare recipients into jobs or "work activities" by Oct. 1 — and even higher percentages in subsequent years — or suffer multimillion-dollar penalties.
She sees government as an abstraction whose bidding is done by nosy, ever-changing caseworkers and whose exigencies present her with practical problems — including welfare reform, which will spawn a new set of rules for her to master.
Still, even in her house, it's clear that one welfare reform goal is already being realized: Expectations are beginning to change.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/national/longterm/welfare/work.htm   (4339 words)

 NCSLnet: Welfare Reform
NCSL Home > State and Federal Issues: Issue Areas > Human Services > Welfare Reform
Welfare Caseload Watch: Welfare caseloads continue to remain relatively stable.
This edition includes the most recent updates and a more detailed analysis of separate state program (SSP) caseloads.
www.ncsl.org /statefed/welfare/welfare.htm   (127 words)

 Welfare Reform and the General Welfare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Here, we link to sites that permit you to keep track of the ongoing implementation of welfare reform in the states and the continuing national discussion of the issue.
Even though President Clinton promised to "end welfare as we know it" in his 1992 Presidential campaign, the national debate over welfare reform did not take shape until 1994, when the original "Personal Responsibility Act" was introduced in the House of Representatives as part of the Republican "Contract With America."
In response, Senator Phil Gramm introduced his own welfare reform bill, backed by a number of Conservatives in the Senate.
www.libertynet.org /edcivic/welref.html   (1003 words)

 Welfare Reform   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Welfare Reform's Effect on Child Welfare Caseload (February 2001)
The Impact of Welfare Reform on Arkansas Families
Welfare Reform in New York State- Effects on Work, Family Composition, and Child Poverty February 2002
www.childwelfare.com /kids/welreform.htm   (597 words)

 California Budget Project Publications   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Welfare Reform and Funding Choices: What Does the TANF Maintenance of Effort Requirement Mean for California?
Welfare Reform (AB 1542) and State Budget Enacted/Federal Budget Makes Changes to TANF, August 14, 1997
Tax Cuts and Welfare Reform: A Review of the Governor's Proposed 1996-97 Budget, June 1996
www.cbp.org /welfare.htm   (771 words)

 Directory for Child Welfare: adoption / child abuse / child welfare /child support / child development / child care ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Directory for Child Welfare: adoption / child abuse / child welfare /child support / child development / child care / foster care / children / destiny child / child book / child abuse / child welfare /child support / child development / child care / fo
Send mail to childwelfare.com with questions or comments about this web site (Duncan Lindsey).
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www.childwelfare.com   (72 words)

 Vermont Welfare Reform Page
Fifth Annual Report to the General Assembly on Vermont's Welfare Restructuring Project (Adobe Acrobat Reader required!)
Sixth Annual Report to the General Assembly on Vermont's Welfare Restructuring Project (Adobe Acrobat Reader required!)
Seventh Annual Report to the General Assembly on Vermont's Welfare Restructuring Project (Adobe Acrobat Reader required!)
www.dsw.state.vt.us /wrp/wrp.htm   (249 words)

 Welfare Reform Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Millions of children, youth and families in almost every community across the country will be affected by the provisions of the 1996 Welfare Reform legislation.
USDA, Land-Grant Universities, and the Cooperative Extension System have unique capabililities to reach into every community across the country, deliver research-based educational programs from over 100 affiliated Land-Grant Universities, and facilitate community collaborations.
If you have any comments, suggestions or would like to contribute to the NASULGC/USDA Welfare Reform Resources Web, please send an email message to cyf@umn.edu.
www.cyfernet.mes.umn.edu /welfare.html   (107 words)

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