Why Congress Should Expand, Not Cut, Access to Long-Term Training in TANF
Publication Date: February 2004
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Julie Strawn
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
Research has shown that the welfare-to-work programs that have been most successful in helping parents work more and increase earnings over the long run are those that include substantial access to education and training, together with employment services and a strong overall focus on work as the goal. This paper provides data that argues for increasing welfare recipients access to longer-term training.