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ERIC Number: ED405951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb-1
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Changes in the Public Policy Landscape.
Johnson, Grantland
President Clinton has repeatedly called for a bipartisan welfare reform bill that is tough on work and responsibility, but not tough on children. This means providing adequate child care to enable recipients to leave welfare for work; rewarding states for placing people in jobs; guaranteeing health coverage for families leaving welfare for entry-level jobs; requiring states to continue to invest funds in a work-oriented welfare system; and protecting states and families in the event of economic downturn or population growth. This paper discusses the Clinton administration welfare reform record and changes in federal welfare policy, and it urges the use of new demonstration programs in California, such as the Work Pays Demonstration Project, to evaluate the effectiveness of these reforms. The paper advocates participation and innovation by local communities so that legislative changes help to fight poverty and foster economic development. (WJC)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California