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Do mandatory welfare-to-work programs affect the well-being of children?

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A synthesis of child research conducted as part of the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies
Hamilton, Gayle; Freedman, Stephen & McGroder, Sharon M.
Publication Date: 
1 Jun 2000

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This document examines the effects of welfare-to-work programs on the children of the adults (almost all single mothers) mandated to participate in such programs. Synthesizing the results from two recently completed reports from a large-scale evaluation — the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies (NEWWS Evaluation) — the two-year effects of 11 welfare-to-work programs that operated in seven sites in the early to mid 1990s are summarized.