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Welfare Reform and Women's College Enrollment :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs

Source: insidehighered. Posted By: tesee11 4817 days ago

The whole idea behind the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 — the formal name of the biggest reform of the federal welfare system in decades — was to push more people off the federal dole and into the work force. By that measure, it undeniably worked: Welfare rolls have declined by about half since 1996, with much of the decline attributable to the policy changes, and employment rates have grown for many of those groups historically well-represented on welfare.

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