Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Anniversary of Welfare Reform Finds Many Mothers Left Behind

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.

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