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Parenting in a Changing Welfare Policy Landscape: What Does It Mean for Young Children?

  • Karie Frasch

Abstract

Welfare reform reflected a substantial shift in government welfare policy. It ended the entitlement to cash and in-kind assistance for poor families, and shifted policy into a new arena, namely influencing the behavior and private lives of parents. In particular, strong government messages pushed poor women with children into the labor market, and imposed time limits on the receipt of cash aid and sanctions for noncompliance. These changes were grounded in nearly two decades of smaller reforms involving experiments with work inducements and new program requirements for welfare recipients.

Keywords

Welfare Reform Food Stamp Welfare Recipient Parenting Quality Welfare Office 
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