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Publication Date: January 2003

Publisher(s): Sagamore Institute for Policy Research

Author(s): Jay Hein

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 completely rewrote the social contract between government and the poor, replacing the rights-without-responsibilities welfare entitlement that had existed for the six decades pre-vious with a new commitment to helping people help themselves through work