ERIC Number: ED459940
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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For Better and for Worse: Welfare Reform and the Well-Being of Children and Families.
Duncan, Greg J., Ed.; Chase-Lansdale, P. Lindsay, Ed.
Although the 1996 welfare reform bill reduced welfare rolls, falling caseloads do not necessarily mean a better standard of living for families. This book examines the evidence and evaluates whether welfare reform has met one of its chief goals--improving the well-being of the nation's poor children. The chapters of the book are as follows: (1) "For Better and for Worse: Welfare Reform and the Well-Being of Children and Families" (Greg J. Duncan and P. Lindsay Chase-Landsdale); (2) "Liberal and Conservative Influences on the Welfare Reform Legislation of 1996" (Ron Haskins); (3) "Welfare Reform, Management Systems, and Policy Theories of Child Well-Being" (Cathy M. Johnson and Thomas L. Gais); (4) "How Do State Policymakers Think about Family Processes and Child Development in Low-Income Families?" (Kristin Anderson Moore); (5) "Program Redesign by States in the Wake of Welfare Reform: Making Sense of the Effects of Devolution" (Alan Weil); (6) "Sanctions and Exits: What States Know about Families That Leave Welfare because of Sanctions and Time Limits" (Jack Tweedie); (7) "How Different Are Welfare and Working Families? And Do These Differences Matter for Children's Achievement?" (Greg J. Duncan, Rachel E. Dunifon, Morgan B. Ward Doran, and W. Jean Yeung); (8) "My Children Come First: Welfare-Reliant Women's Post-TANF Views of Work-Family Trade-Offs and Marriage" (Ellen K. Scott, Kathryn Edin, Andrew S. London, and Joan Maya Mazelis); (9) "Does Maternal Employment Mandated by Welfare Reform Affect Children's Behavior?" (Ariel Kalil, Rachel E. Dunifon, and Sandra K. Danziger); (10) "Lessons from New Hope: The Impact on Children's Well-Being of a Work-Based Antipoverty Program for Parents" (Rashmita S. Mistry, Danielle A. Crosby, Aletha C. Huston, David M. Casey, and Marika N. Ripke); (11) "How Families View and Use Lump-Sum Payments from the Earned Income Tax Credit" (Jennifer L. Romich and Thomas S. Weisner); (12) "Welfare Waivers and Nonmarital Childbearing" (Ann E. Horvath-Rose and H. Elizabeth Peters); (13) "Reducing Child Poverty by Improving the Work-Based Safety Net" (Wendell Primus and Kristina Daugirdas); (14) "Effects of Welfare Reform at Four Years" (Ron Haskins); (15) "Reforming the Social Family Contract: Public Support for Child Rearing in the United States" (Paula England and Nancy Folbre); and (16) "Lessons Learned" (P. Lindsay Chase-Landsdale and Greg J. Duncan). (Each chapter contains references.) (HTH)
Descriptors: Births to Single Women, Child Rearing, Children, Day Care, Family Attitudes, Family Financial Resources, Family Needs, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Work Relationship, Federal Legislation, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Program Effectiveness, Public Policy, Social Attitudes, State Federal Aid, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Well Being
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Earned Income Tax Credit; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families