A New Day for Welfare

Brief Analyses | Welfare

No. 179
Friday, October 06, 1995
by Robert Carleson

Congress is on the verge of passing a major reform that ends the entitlement status of Aid to Familes with Dependent Children, a status it has held since 1935. Instead, each state will receive a specific amount of money in a block grant and will have the freedom to design programs that meet its particular welfare needs.

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