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ERIC Number: ED115771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 126
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Work or Welfare? Factors in the Choice for AFDC Mothers.
Rein, Mildred
Such factors as a belief in individual freedom of choice, the support of minority groups' rights, and a concern for the psychological effects of mothering on children have tended to mitigate against a clear-cut advocacy of the employment of mothers under Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). Two recent phenomena, however, have emerged tending to favor such employment--the large numbers of AFDC mothers in the labor force and their great amount of work experience. Chapter 1 provides the historical background of the impact of the State Mothers' Pension programs, the Social Security Act and Aid to Dependent Children (ADC), 1962 ADC amendments to contain the caseload, and the 1967 Federal work incentives/work requirements. Chapter 2 documents the close association between work and welfare in the lives of AFDC mothers. Chapter 3, "Determinants of the Work-Welfare Choice," examines labor force/monetary/cultural determinants and focuses on welfare policy as the most important determinant. Chapter 4 focuses on "Work Incentives: 'Thirty and One-Third,'" while Chapter 5, "Work Requirements: WIN," examines the work incentive program's effect on the work-welfare choice of mothers. The concluding chapter examines Federal proposals for "welfare reform." (Author/EA)
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, New York 10003 ($12.50)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children