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June 07, 2013 10:59 AM Did Welfare Reform Kill Some Participants?

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA, also known as ‘Welfare Reform’) changed US welfare by limiting how long clients could receive it and introducing a work requirement. How well has welfare reform worked for recipients?Supporters...

By Bill Gardner

May 22, 2013 10:02 AM How Public Money Changes Behavior

In the latest edition of his well-known textbook on UK domestic policy, LSE Professor Howard Glennerster tells the remarkable story of how national government support for housing the elderly exploded under Margaret Thatcher. In the decades after the war, local...

By Keith Humphreys

October 22, 2012 9:18 AM What Do Indian Health Service Patients, College Students Receiving Work Study and Pell Grants, and Members of Rural Communities Receiving Water and Waste Disposal Grants Have in Common?

Apparently, they are all welfare recipients. In this clip, FOX News’ anchor Eric Bolling announced that federal spending on welfare has now reached $1.03 trillion. As Senator Jeff Sessions put things, “Welfare Is [the] Single Largest Federal Expense.”I was puzzled...

By Harold Pollack

August 08, 2012 12:03 PM Beating Up on Welfare Recipients

Governor Romney has a new 30-second spot on the old standby of welfare reform. The ad claims that President Obama… Quietly announced a plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements. Under Obama’s plan, you wouldn’t have to work....

By Harold Pollack