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Has welfare-to-work worked?

27. September 2004 • MarkDilley
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Low-income, low-skilled women found work after the 1996 Welfare Reform Act, but their hardships didn’t end when they gained employment, a New York Times reporter and author says.

Jason DeParle, who writes about poverty, says many gains made by women leaving welfare were offset by new costs, long hours, lack of health insurance and difficulty finding affordable child care.

His lecture about issues in the book, sponsored by the U-M National Poverty Center (NPC), is 7 p.m. Sept. 28 in the Rackham Amphitheatre.

via The Record