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Welfare Reform 2002: Ensuring Fair Treatment and Equal Opportunity in TANF

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Publication Date: September 2002

Publisher(s): National Council of La Raza

Author(s): Sean Thomas-Breitfeld; Sean Thomas-Breitfeld

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

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Keywords: Hispanic population; Discrimination; Welfare; Regional collaboration

Type: Report

Coverage: United States United States


In late June 2002, the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance approved the Work, Opportunity, and Responsibility for Kids (WORK) Act of 2002, a bill to reauthorize the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. This white paper brings some much needed attention to ensuring fair treatment in TANF, highlights key civil rights measures, and calls on lawmakers to promote equal opportunity for Latino families.