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Title: Irreconcilable differences : the unhappy marriage of Federal and State policy in the Welfare-to-Work programmes of the United States
Author: Aldcroft, Julie
ISNI:       0000 0001 3410 3057
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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In 1996, the United States Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) changed Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) from a program which gave single mothers on welfare some possibility of staying at home to raise small children, into TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families), which established 60 month lifetime limit on financial support. Whilst continuing further the trend to devolve control to the states, this new approach mandated self-sufficiency via work, or work via welfare to work programmes, as the ultimate goal for everyone physically and mentally able to be self-sufficient. This thesis explores the possibility for welfare reform and its related programmes to create successes for the most disaffected.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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