ERIC Number: EJ867174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
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Immigrants' Access to Public Assistance: Missed Opportunities following Welfare Reform
Crosby, Danielle A.; Hatfield, Bridget E.
Zero to Three (J), v29 n2 p31-38 Nov 2008
The Personal Responsibility and Work Reconciliation Act of 1996 reformed public assistance programs and reduced the safety net of supports for low-income families. Children living in low-income immigrant families face particular challenges in the current policy environment. In this article, the authors consider what these changes have meant for infants and toddlers, present recent data from a national study of early childhood, and discuss how this information might be used to better support optimal development among young children in newcomer families.
Descriptors: Young Children, Immigrants, Low Income Groups, Welfare Services, Social Services, Access to Health Care, Federal Legislation, Infants, Toddlers, Public Policy, Child Development
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act