Poverty & Welfare Policy
The False Foundations of Welfare Reform
This report examines seven principles that laid the groundwork for the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act that ended the government guarantee of welfare assistance to low-income families. The report provides an overview and history of each fallacy used to support welfare reform as well as the actual result of the policies.
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National Conference on Race and Public Policy
Post-election Conference to Set Strategies for Future of Civil Rights. Available as a PDF download here .
Cruel and Usual Executive Summary
By Rebecca Gordon. Executive Summary. Women are subject to sexual inquisitions in welfare offices.
Prospecting Among the Poor
Corporations Prospect for Gold Among the Poor. New Report on the Privatization of Welfare. Report Released, May 8, 2001. Contact: Andre Banks 917-456-7759
Federal Welfare Reform Creates "A Crazy Quilt of Arbitrary Rules"
New Welfare Survey Reveals Disturbing Trends. Report Released. February 1, 2001. Contact: Andre Banks , 917-456-7759.
Race and Recession: A Special Report Examining How Changes in the Economy Affect People of Color
State Welfare Programs Violate The Law. New Study Illuminates Recession’s Impact on Workers of Color, Calls on Congress to End Widespread Discrimination in Public Benefits Programs. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. Report Released June 20, 2002. CONTACTS: Gina Acebo(510) 653-3415 ext. 338, Menachem Krajcer (510) 653-3415 ext. 304.
Safety Net Sinking
By Gordon Hurd, ColorLines Senior Writer. Welfare reform during recession: Discrimination and poor access to education and job training make the hard times harder. Full article available on ColorLines here.
Fighting by the Book
By Gary Delgado. According to the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Welfare Law Center, people in the welfare-to-work pipeline can look to a whole range of federal laws for protection against various forms of employment discrimination. Full article available on ColorLines here.
Source: Women and Children in the Wake of Welfare 'Reform', Women of Color Resource Center (June 2000). Full article available on ColorLines here.