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Welfare reform: three states' approaches show promise of increasing work participation

Corporate Name: United States. General Accounting Office

Alternate Document Title: Report to the Ranking Minority Member, Committee on Finance, U.S. Senate

Publisher: U.S. General Accounting Office

Published At: Washington, DC

Date Published: 1997

Distributor: United States General Accounting Office

Source City/State/Zip: Washington DC 20548-0001

Material Type: Government Document

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Physical Description: 62 p.

Subjects: Welfare Services; Welfare Recipients

This report reviews the experiences of three states--Idaho, Massachusetts, and Michigan--with increasing the participation of welfare recipients participation in work and work-related activities. The policy and procedures followed are discussed and the results analyzed. This research was undertaken to predict success of the federal welfare reform legislation, TANF(Temporary Assistance to Needy Families), which was enacted in 1996 to replace the AFDC (Aid to Families with Dependent Children) program.

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