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Caps on Kids: Family Cap in the New Welfare Era

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Publication Date: February 1999

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Fact sheet

Coverage: United States


This fact sheet concisely summarizes available research, state policies, and legal actions surrounding the controversial "family cap" policy that limits aid to welfare families with a new child.