ERIC Number: EJ641793
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Poverty and Welfare among Rural Female-Headed Families before and after PRWORA.
Lichter, Daniel T.; Jensen, Leif
Rural America, v16 n3 p28-35 Fall 2001
Rural poverty among female-headed families with children has declined since 1996 welfare reforms. Moreover, the income of female-headed families has increased, while income from earnings has more than offset declines in public assistance income. Rural single mothers nevertheless continue to experience higher poverty rates than their urban counterparts, and a higher percentage are working but still poor. (Author/TD)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Employed Women, Employment, Fatherless Family, Low Income Groups, Poverty, Rural Areas, Rural Urban Differences, Rural Women, Welfare Reform, Working Poor
For full text: http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/ruralamerica/ra163/.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act