Principles for Welfare Reform: Block Grants

Brief Analyses | Welfare

No. 161
Monday, April 24, 1995
by John C. Goodman & Robert Carlson

The goals of these block grants are laudable: transferring power back to the people and allowing local communities to find workable solutions to a welfare system that is a dismal failure. Yet serious questions remain. How much should go to each state? Should restrictions be attached? What promises should be made for future years?

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