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How Children Fare in Welfare Experiments Appears to Hinge on Income
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New research has begun to reveal the effect of welfare-to-work experiments on children. This report looks at data from 16 local programs begun in the early and mid-1990s before the 1996 national welfare overhaul. These early findings indicate that the most successful welfare reforms for children have been those that improve their parents’ income and economic security by strongly rewarding and encouraging work. (Author)
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