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Monday, August 22, 2011

TANF at 15: A Weak Safety Net Getting Weaker

Today is the anniversary of welfare reform:

TANF at 15: A Weak Safety Net Getting Weaker, CBPP: Monday will mark the 15th anniversary of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant (i.e., “welfare reform”).  Here are some highlights of TANF as we know it today.
TANF’s role in providing income support to poor families has declined dramatically

Most of the employment gains realized in the early years of TANF have disappeared

TANF has failed to provide an adequate safety net to needy families during this long and difficult recession

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