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ERIC Number: ED473125
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
From Poverty to Self-Sufficiency: The Role of Postsecondary Education in Welfare Reform.
Center for Women Policy Studies, Washington, DC.
This report provides policymakers with information necessary to demonstrate that postsecondary education is an effective route from poverty to true self-sufficiency and prosperity for low-income women. It discusses the impact of the 1996 Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) statute and the TANF reauthorization bill, the Personal Responsibility, Work and Family Promotion Act. Six sections look at "Introduction: The Current Policy Climate"; "The Impact of TANF Since 1996: Declining College Enrollments and Increasing Poverty"; "Federal Welfare Policy Since 1988: Welfare Reform before TANF"; "The Social and Economic Benefits of Postsecondary Education"; "The Role of Colleges and Universities"; and "State Leadership in TANF Implementation." The paper concludes with a state-by-state summary of postsecondary education provisions (TANF implementation laws and administrative actions). (Contains 53 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Women Policy Studies, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families