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Welfare-to-work experiment benefits children, study finds
Washington Times ^
| Cheryl Wetzstein
Posted on 06/10/2003 12:06:06 AM PDT by kattracks
Edited on 07/12/2004 4:03:43 PM PDT by Jim Robinson.
Children whose parents entered an experimental welfare-to-work program in Milwaukee during the 1990s improved socially and academically, say authors of a study being released today.
These findings support the wisdom of expanding work supports for poor families, especially in child care, health care and the earned-income tax credit, said Aletha Huston, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and director of the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. (MDRC) study.
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: poverty; welfare; workfare
posted on 06/10/2003 12:06:07 AM PDT
Great to see this... thanks for the post!
posted on 06/10/2003 6:09:27 AM PDT
( It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. - J. Swift)
Welfare kids have no way of learning that getting up and going off to work every day or that earning a paycheck is important. They need to see that welfare is not a way they can expect to live.
posted on 06/10/2003 6:26:51 AM PDT
I'm sure this will be the lead story on all the major networks tonight, followed by a story recalling Democratic opposition to the program.
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