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Work or welfare? Factors in the choice for AFDC mothers.

by Mildred Rein

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Published by Praeger in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States.
    • Subjects:
    • Public welfare -- United States.,
    • Welfare recipients -- United States.,
    • Child welfare -- United States.,
    • Aid to families with dependent children programs -- United States.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      SeriesPraeger special studies in U.S. economic, social, and political issues
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsHV91 .R44
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiii, 126 p.
      Number of Pages126
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5044528M
      ISBN 100275288692
      LC Control Number74004458

      their Supported Work jobs, the former addicts, former offenders, and youth who had been enrolled in the program were somewhat more likely than the AFDC women to be working. For example, percent of former offenders worked at some point during these nine months, compared with only percent of AFDC mothers (column 1). THE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND WORK OPPORTUNITY RECONCILIATION ACT The influence of the "problem" of teenage pregnancy on legislative thinking can be seen even more clearly in the efforts to reform U.S. welfare by: 3.

        About the Book. Ain’t No Trust explores issues of trust and distrust among low-income women in the U.S.—at work, around childcare, in their relationships, and with caseworkers—and presents richly detailed evidence from in-depth interviews about our welfare system and why it’s failing the very people it is designed to help. By comparing low-income mothers’ experiences before and after. tance to allow unmarried mothers to remain outside the (official) workforce has greatly eroded. Another possible answer is the increasing earnings disparity among full-time workers in the United States and attendant anxiety about the economic future. A third possibility, Dickens suggested, is that.

        Developing within the peripheral vision of veteran welfare reformers has been another analysis of persistent poverty and income inequality. Conducted largely by a more recently mobilized group of researchers, this discussion centers on the performance of the economy and its labor markets, on the levels and distribution of earnings from work, and on the economic prospects of men as well as Author: Laurence Lynn. the children in orphanages. Since these were cases of hardship, not choice, the issue of work incentives did not arise. (Throughout this book, we use the word welfare to refer to the federal-state program that provides cash assis-tance to low-income families. In , when cash welfare replaced the exist-.


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Work or welfare? Factors in the choice for AFDC mothers by Mildred Rein Download PDF EPUB FB2

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Rein, Mildred. Work or welfare. Factors in the choice for AFDC mothers. New York, Praeger [] (OCoLC) Mildred Rein. Work or Welfare. Factors in the Choice for AFDC Mothers. Praeger Special Studies in U.S.

Economic, Social, and Political Issues. New York: Praeger Publishers, Pp. $ (cloth). Why do some mothers who head families work, while others rely primarily on Aid to Families with Dependent Children. The pattern of work and. Mary 3o Bane and David T. Ellwood write the following in their book, Welfare Realities, Looking at the options available to many single mothers, it is not surprising to find that long-term welfare use affects an important minority of those who ever use welfare.

Most single mothers face a difficult choice: work all the time or be on welfare. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of (PRWORA) is a United States federal law passed by the th United States Congress and signed into law by President Bill bill implemented major changes to U.S.

social welfare policy, replacing the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF Enacted by: the th United States Congress. Work requirements, time limits, and work incentives are intended to offset work disincentives in social assistance programs, promote a culture of work over dependency, and prioritize governmental resources.

Another rationale for such policies is that without income from work, a person and his or her family members are almost certain to be Size: KB. A major goal of federal and state welfare reform has been to increase the employment of welfare-dependent women.

The new federal law encourages reforms under which women with very young children are included in welfare-to-work programs, in initiatives that limit the amount of time they receive welfare benefits, and in required unpaid work experience.

mothers fell $1, relative to single women without children, while the welfare benefits (AFDC and Food Stamps) or working single mothers rose $ relative to non-working single mothers.

In other. TANF Program Social Welfare TANF Program -- Social Welfare Policy Inthe Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was ratified. This would attempt to reform the obvious abuses that were occurring with the nation's social service programs.

Welfare mothers must work covertly to avoid losing benefits, while working mothers are forced to sacrifice even more time with their children.

Making Ends Meet demonstrates compellingly why the choice between welfare and work is more complex and risky than is commonly recognized by politicians, the media, or the public.

9 Similarly, single mothers raised as children in families receiving welfare remain on AFDC longer as adult parents than do single mothers not raised in welfare families, even when all other.

Welfare recipient work choice and in-kind benefits in Washington state Article in Applied Economics 39(8) February with 18 Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Despite widespread debate with respect to whether welfare fosters dependency, very little data have been collected that explain why women remain on welfare or how psychosocial factors such as violence, abuse, poor housing, dangerous neighborhoods, and limited support affect welfare-to-work transitions (Salomon, Bassuk, & Brooks, ).

Welfare law was used to enforce low-wage work in the fields during the growing and harvest seasons. Mechanization of farming may have increased productivity on farms–at least until one starts to calculate the costs of using fossil fuels to achieve that productivity–but it also uprooted the.

Percent of single mothers engaged in employment and other work-related activities for at least 1 hour per month; by activity;, and Work-related activity With AFDC/TANF All single mothers Employment at paid jobs Community service (3) Attending school Job training (4).0   The intention of Welfare programs is to benefit low income Americans, especially children.

Yet the evidence indicates that children and parents are actively harmed rather than helped by welfare. In recent years, single mothers on welfare have gone to work in unprece-dented numbers.

But with limited skills and work histories, they usually get low-paying jobs and remain in poverty. Welfare reform and education. Traditionally, mothers on AFDC were not required to work and could attend school if they so chose. The situation changed for some mothers under the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) program, which was created under the Family Support Act of and required states, to the extent resources allowed, to engage mothers with no children below age 3 in Cited by: with client based welfare programs their political appeal changes as popular opinions change.

AFDC- mothers were given money when husbands died to support kids, but later on public decided that the gvt might be advertising the increase in single parent fams A client program is in trouble when it looses political legitimacy.

AFDC undermines the work ethic (cash grant more attractive that work, recipients get a bundle of other benefits; hurts low safe employers, who lost potential workers) 2. AFDC undermines marriage (among the father of welfare kids, relief alleviates responsibility as the provider).

Welfare mothers must work covertly to avoid losing benefits, while working mothers are forced to sacrifice even more time with their children. Making Ends Meet demonstrates compellingly why the choice between welfare and work is more complex and risky than is commonly recognized by politicians, the media, or the public/5(7).

work.' It is estimated that at least 40 percent of welfare mothers (re-cipients of Aid to Families With Dependent Children-AFDC) work for some part of the year. In one survey mnonth of almost 20 per-cent were working or in a work-training program.

In fact, since July AFDC mothers have been encouraged to work by a Federal law.What factors helped or hindered the transition to paid work? Are welfare-to-work policies likely to have actually improved the earnings or income of former AFDC recipients? This book studies all these questions.” The Transition from Welfare to Work: Processes, Challenges, and Outcomes presents qualitative, quantitative, and econometric.Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), the signature program of federal welfare policy and the traditional focal point of welfare reform discussions, was replaced by Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) when Congress passed and President Clinton signed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (hereafter PRWORA) on Aug Cited by: 2.