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Welfare recipients -- United States -- Statistics


View Resource Is Work Enough?: The Experiences of Current and Former Welfare Mothers Who Work

The Manpower Research Demonstration Corporation (MRDC) issued this report last month detailing the experiences of working mothers who were formerly on welfare. The report is drawn from survey data and ethnographic interviews collected by the Project on Devolution and Urban Change, which studied welfare reform in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Miami, and Philadelphia. Among the more distressing findings, ...
View Resource Welfare Reform and New York City's Low-Income Population

In this recent paper from the Institute for Poverty Research's Working Papers series, Howard Chernick and Cordelia Reimers examine the Current Population Survey in 1994-1995 and 1997-1999 to see if there was a discernible drop in households receiving public assistance in New York City. While they found that the proportion of households receiving at least one public assistance benefit remained the...