RESEARCH DRAFT TDC

RESEARCH DRAFT TDC - Bill Clinton understood this...

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Bill Clinton understood this phenomenon when he signed legislation to put TANF into place, with one of its three initiatives being to reduce illegitimacy and strengthen marriage (Fix and Passel, 2006). This Healthy Marriage initiative was born out of the growing numbers of high divorce rates and single parenthood (Fix and Passel), and the understanding that poverty is linked with the breakdown of two-parent homes. Schiller states that “In general, the female headed families have far less earned income and rely heavily on various forms of welfare.” (Schiller, p.70). One of the largest criticisms of the historical TANF reform is that statistics consistently demonstrate that marriage is not being strengthened in impoverished communities Ten years ago, Bill Clinton signed legislation which put TANF into place, with one of its three initiatives being to reduce illegitimacy and strengthen marriage (Fix and Passel, 2006). Fix, M., Passel, J. (2002). The Scope and Impact of Welfare Reform’s Immigrant Provisions. Washington DC: The Urban Institute. National Association of Social Workers (2010). Retrieved March 5 from the World Wide Web: http://www.socialworkers.org/ . Schiller, B.R. (2004). The Economics of Poverty and Discrimination. New Jersey: Pearson Hall. (McLanahan, S. and Sandefur, G. Growing up with a single parent, what helps what hurts. 1996). (This is a Center for Data Analysis Report On Family and Marriage and Marriage, The Effect of Marriage on Child Poverty, Published on April 15, 2002 by Robert Rector , Kirk Johnson, Ph.D. and Patrick Fagan, Ph.D. ).
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There is a growing trend of children raised in single parent households. Over 1 in 4 children in the U.S. live in single parent homes (This is a Center for Data Analysis Report On Family and Marriage and Marriage, The Effect of Marriage on Child Poverty, Published on April 15, 2002 by Robert Rector , Kirk Johnson, Ph.D. and Patrick Fagan, Ph.D. ). Much research has been done on the outcomes of children raised by single
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