ERIC Number: ED299399
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Changing Welfare: An Investment in Women and Children in Poverty. The Proposal of the National Coalition on Women, Work and Welfare Reform.
National Coalition on Women, Work and Welfare Reform, Washington, DC.
This document presents a welfare reform proposal designed to ensure a transition toward economic self-sufficiency and an end to poverty. It consists of four distinct elements that form an integrated and interdependent whole. The first element is a series of initiatives to achieve an adequate income maintenance system that guarantees that all needy families will receive benefits equal to at least the federal poverty level. The recommended goals could be accomplished within the existing federally supported income maintenance systems for families by adopting changes such as increasing the benefit levels, extending coverage to all needy families, and limiting consideration to actually available current income. The second element of the proposal is the establishment of voluntary and adequately funded comprehensive education, employment, and training programs. Recommendations are made regarding allowable uses of funds, administration, state plans, financing, and performance standards. The third element is provision of support services and subsidies, which ensure the availability and affordability of child care, health care, and transportation. The final element is effective child support enforcement to enhance the collection of support payments from noncustodial parents. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adults, Change, Change Strategies, Economically Disadvantaged, Employed Women, Employment Programs, Females, Job Training, Poverty, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
Wider Opportrunities for Women, 1325 G Street, N.W., Lower Level, Washington, DC 20005 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Coalition on Women, Work and Welfare Reform, Washington, DC.