Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Eric Eckholm of the New York Times reports on the 10th anniversary of welfare reform laws and finds that
social workers and researchers are raising concerns about families that have not made the transition and often lead extraordinarily precarious lives. These include mothers who, so beleaguered by personal problems and parenting that they have not been able to keep jobs, continue to need counseling and cash. They also include another large group of poor mothers — one million by some estimates — who are neither working nor receiving benefits.