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Making the 1996 Welfare Reform Work: The Promise of a Job

General Material

Welfare caseloads have declined by more than 50% since the passage of welfare reform, but research suggests that more 'welfare leavers' are living in poverty than ever before. This paper examines the results, design, and costs for a large number of transitional-job and welfare-to-work programs, in an effort to find solutions to this problem.