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Did welfare reform work for everyone? a look at young single mothers

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  • Mary Daly
  • Joyce Kwok

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Since Congress overhauled the U.S. welfare system in 1996, single mothers between 18 and 24 have reduced welfare dependency, increased workforce participation, and registered gains in household income. The group's growing attachment to the labor force means they may be better positioned to take advantage of unemployment insurance during the current recession.

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Article provided by Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco in its journal FRBSF Economic Letter.

Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): aug3 ()
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Handle: RePEc:fip:fedfel:y:2009:i:aug3:n:2009-24

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Keywords: Public welfare ; Welfare ; Employment;

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