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Looking Forward, Looking Back: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of Welfare Reform

Cauthen, Nancy K.

As we approach the 10-year anniversary of the signing of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), commonly referred to as "welfare reform," pundits are rushing to declare the effort either an unqualified success or an utter disaster. Despite the hype, most of us know that the truth lies somewhere in between. There have been undeniable successes, yet significant policy challenges remain. Welfare reform is not over.

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National Center for Children in Poverty
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National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University
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July 6, 2010