Poverty & Welfare Policy
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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By Rebecca Gordon. Executive Summary. Women are subject to sexual inquisitions in welfare offices.
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.
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.
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.