welfare reform

Revisiting Welfare Reform: Effects on Teenage Crime

In the early nineties, politicians took up the task of reforming America’s welfare system. A bipartisan effort led to the...

Growth of Extreme Poverty in the US: Is Welfare Reform Largely to Blame?

New research estimates the growth of families living in extreme poverty from 1996 to 2011 is 159 percent, and the authors argue that welfare reform is largely to blame.

The True Cost of Welfare Reform

Researchers take advantage of early randomized experiments to analyze the impact of workforce participation requirements and time limits on participants’ health.