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Teen Parent Provisions in the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996

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Publication Date: October 1996

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Jodie Levin-Epstein

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

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


Describes the provisions in the new law that specifically affect teen parents, such as requirements on residency and that minors stay-in-school. The paper also analyzes provisions that might have significant impact on teens, such as the funding bonus to states that demonstrate the greatest reduction in out-of-wedlock births.