Search Results

Title: The Effects of Welfare Reform
Resulting in 1 citation.
1. Rector, Robert
The Effects of Welfare Reform
Washington, DC, Testimony: The Heritage Foundation, March 15, 2001.
Also: http://www.heritage.org/Research/Welfare/Test031501b.cfm
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: The Heritage Foundation
Keyword(s): Child Development; Children, Poverty; Marital Status; Motherhood; Poverty; Welfare

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

Summary

The intention of Welfare programs is to benefit low income Americans, especially children. Yet the evidence indicates that children and parents are actively harmed rather than helped by welfare.

Nearly all Welfare aid for children goes to single parent households. But current research indicates that both Welfare dependence and single parenthood have significant deleterious effects on children's development, impeding their ability to become successful members of mainstream society.

Bibliography Citation
Rector, Robert. "The Effects of Welfare Reform." Washington, DC, Testimony: The Heritage Foundation, March 15, 2001.