20 Years Later, Poverty Is Up, But Architects of “Welfare Reform” Have No Regrets


This week marks the 20th anniversary of “welfare reform,” the 1996 law passed by Congress and administered by President Bill Clinton that strictly limited the amount of federal cash assistance that the poorest Americans can receive — transforming the Aid for Families with Dependent Children program into the more restrictive Temporary Aid for Needy Families.One of the main impacts of the law was to help double the number of American households living in extreme poverty in America – defined as living on less than $2 a day.

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