11.18 Reform of the safety net--Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).ppt

11.18 Reform of the safety net--Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).ppt

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Unformatted text preview: FMSC 381 April 22, 2010 Enacted in 1935, as part of Social Security Act  To support poor children whose parents are dead, deserted, or incapacitated  Solution for women-focused policy Stay home and care for children But get married too (low benefits) Shift in 1961  Aimed at single mothers & women of color  2 parent families eligible as well  Assumption of poor women as undeserving  Assumption of absent fathers  New focus on work with limited results Work Incentives (WIN), 1967 Jobs Opportunities Basic Skills Programs (JOBS), 1988 Once on welfare, always on welfare  Welfare recipients don’t want to work  Children raised on welfare use welfare  Most women on welfare are African American  Welfare causes families to break up Women on welfare have “kids for money”  Women on welfare have lots of kids  Most teen mothers turn to welfare  Payments are too generous Need to Reform Welfare Provide assistance to needy families to care for children End the dependence of needy parents on government benefits by promoting job preparation, work, & marriage...
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2011 for the course FMSC 381 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Maryland.

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11.18 Reform of the safety net--Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).ppt

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