The Collapse of Marriage and the Rise of Welfare Dependence
Publication Date: January 2006
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Welfare; Reform
The 1965 Moynihan Report pointed to the disintegration of family as a major cause of welfare dependence. Building on the 1996 welfare reform, programs like the federal Healthy Marriage Initiative can help to ensure that more children are born into intact families.