Welfare Reform: Help for Poor Women and Children?

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The Family Support Act of 1988 is the first major attempt to alter the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program in over 20 years. The act is cited by supporters as the solution to long-term dependence on welfare. However, it is unlikely that it will have significant positive effects on welfare families. Rather, it is likely only to reinforce the failures of the current system. The false promise of welfare reform will hit hardest those who are most vulnerable-poor women and children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)42-50
Number of pages9
JournalAffilia - Journal of Women and Social Work
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Gender Studies


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