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The relationship between welfare caseloads and the economy is one of the key issues addressed in this book. Using the most current data available, a group of the nation's leading researchers examines the effects of welfare reform prior to and after enactment of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA).


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Download 2. Welfare Reform, the Business Cycle, and the Decline of AFDC Caseloads / David N. Figlio and James P. Ziliak (1.8 MB)

Download 3. What Goes Up Must Come Down? / Geoffrey Wallace, Rebecca M. Blank (2.1 MB)

Download 4. The Effect of Pre-PRWORA Waivers on AFDC Caseloads and Female Earnings, Income, and Labor Force Behavior / Robert A. Moffitt (1.5 MB)

Download 5. Examining the Effect of Industry Trends and Structure on Welfare Caseloads / Timothy J. Bartik, Randall W. Eberts (2.1 MB)

Download 6. Work, Earnings, and Well-Being after Welfare / Maria Cancian, Robert Haveman, Thomas Kaplan, Daniel Meyer, and Barbara Wolfe (1.6 MB)

Download 7. Employer Demand for Welfare Recipients and the Business Cycle / Harry J. Holzer (1.7 MB)

Download 8. What Will the States do When Jobs Are Not Plentiful? / LaDonna A. Pavetti (1.7 MB)

Download 9. Cyclical Welfare Costs in the Post-Reform Era / Phillip B. Levine (1.4 MB)

Download 10. The States, Welfare Reform, and the Business Cycle / Howard Chernick and Therese J. McGuire (1.7 MB)


"Presented at a conference held in November 1998...funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the Dept. of Health and Human Services"


9780880992008 (cloth) ; 9780880991995 (pbk.) ; 9780585241043 (ebook)

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UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Poverty and income support; Income support programs; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Public training programs; Welfare to work

Economic Conditions and Welfare Reform




Danziger, Sheldon H., ed. 1999. Economic Conditions and Welfare Reform. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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