Critical Issues & Initial Answers: Recommendations for TANF Reauthorization

by Wendy Moylan

Dec 1, 2002
This paper is grounded in the lessons we have learned from Illinois' TANF implementation and our members' expertise in successfully moving welfare participants and other low-income families into the workforce and out of poverty. It also pulls together a variety of research efforts that have gathered information on how current and former welfare participants have fared under the 1996 welfare reform law. We hope both federal and state policymakers will consider our recommendations as the nation debates the funding and program issues of TANF reauthorization. We also believe this paper can help inform businesses as well as philanthropic and community-based organizations about the implications this policy review could have for their respective constituencies.
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