Welfare Reform Summary

Welfare Reform Summary - Welfare Reform Summary 1996-PRWORA...

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1996-PRWORA PRWORA Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act Bill signed by Bill Clinton in 1996 to reform welfare system. TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) replaced AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children)
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From AFDC to TANF States receive block grants from federal government to administer their own programs. Money must be geared toward one of the four following federally stated goals: 1. provide assistance to needy families so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives 2. end the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work, and marriage 3. prevent and reduce the incidence of out‑of‑wedlock pregnancies and establish annual numerical goals for preventing and reducing the incidence of these pregnancies 4. encourage the formation and maintenance of two‑parent families States determine own standards for eligibility within the funded programs.
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From AFDC to TANF cont. Goal was to promote work
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This note was uploaded on 07/16/2008 for the course RLST 255 taught by Professor Montevecchio during the Summer '08 term at Mercyhurst University.

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