The Effects of Welfare Reform on the WellBeing of Single Mothers
"Melissa Grober, Andrea Hollen, Johanna Lacoe"
"The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 changed the face of welfare by imposing time limits, work requirements, and stricter eligibility controls. While many studies show that it has been successful in reducing welfare caseloads and increasing the number of women who work, little research has been done to determine the effects on women who were the worstoff prior to reform. This research aims to determine how single mothers who face the most financial hardships have fared in the postreform period. The Capstone team also investigated the impact of statelevel variation in the strictness of postwelfare reform policies. "