Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Brookings Institute Says Welfare Reform Actually Worked

by Yvette Carnell

In a report issued today (February 29), the Brookings Institute posits the assertion that welfare reform worked as intended.

The report reads:
Until the mid-1990s, never-married mothers seldom worked outside the home, had poverty rates of over 60% and were at least five times more likely than married-couple families to be poor. Then in 1996, congressional Republicans and President Clinton collaborated on a welfare reform law requiring adults on welfare, including never-married mothers, to work.
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