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The U.S. Welfare System's Transformation and Its Future

Fourteen years ago, the nation's welfare laws were changed and the federal guarantee of cash assistance to single mothers ended. In this week's @Brookings podcast, Senior Fellow Ron Haskins says welfare was transformed, with child care assistance, tax credits and work requirements helping to move low-income parents into the workforce. With welfare reauthorization nearing, Haskins tells us more about the controversy and the issues facing policymakers today.
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