Reforming the welfare system inevitably arouses passion and rhetoric. While many can agree on flaws in the current system, arriving at a consensus regarding solutions traditionally has proven extraordinarily difficult. One reason is that the welfare population is quite diverse. This seminar describes why welfare is so hard to reform, with special attention to the diversity of welfare recipients. It also highlights special segments of the welfare populations.
Child Poverty and Welfare Dependency: An Enduring Dilemma
by Tom Corbett
Assistant Professor of Social Work and Associate Director of the Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison
What Are Families On Welfare Like? How Is Welfare likely To Affect Children and Why?
by Kristin Moore
Executive Director and Director of Research, Child Trends, Inc.
Welfare Reform and Teenage Childbearing: Lessons From a Decade of Research
by Rebecca Maynard
Trustee Professor of Education, Social Policy, & Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, Senior Fellow, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
- Welfare Reform and the Need for a Two-Generational Approach: A Wisconsin Perspective (pdf)
by Karen Bogenschneider