Recent state initiatives to change the AFDC program are usually described as a unified welfare reform movement with the single goal of decreasing welfare usage. However, analysis of state waiver applications submitted to HHS finds no single purpose in the reforms. Additionally, the net effect of the state experiments would be to increase usage by expanding eligibility.
Orlin, Malinda B.
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The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 21
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Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol21/iss4/3