Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Welfare-to-work experiment benefits children, study finds
Washington Times ^ | 6/10/03 | 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. [history]

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.


(Excerpt) Read more at washtimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: poverty; welfare; workfare

1 posted on 06/10/2003 12:06:07 AM PDT by kattracks
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: kattracks
Great to see this... thanks for the post!
2 posted on 06/10/2003 6:09:27 AM PDT by Tamzee ( It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into. - J. Swift)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kattracks
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.
3 posted on 06/10/2003 6:26:51 AM PDT by FITZ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kattracks
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.
4 posted on 06/10/2003 6:31:23 AM PDT by Aquinasfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson