The Personal Responsibility
and Work Opportunity
Act of 1996 (Conference agreement for H.R. 3734). Analysis prepared
by the American Public Welfare Association (APWA), the National Governorsí
Association (NGA), and the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL).
Revised August 22, 1996
State Links - This page attempts to bring
together the State Welfare
and Children and Families Pages together in one place. As more states put
up their welfare reform information additional links will be added to this
Reform - Essential Documents Page - provides a
links on a variety of welfare
Side-by-Side Comparison - Comparison of Welfare Reform
Major Provisions H.R. 4,
as passed by the House and H.R. 4, as passed by the Senate. Provided by
the Department of the Health and Human Services, Assistant to the Secretary
for Planning and Evaluation (October 4, 1995).
Principles to Implement Welfare Reform in Specific
Education Policy Areas.
A Working Document. California Department of Education. March 1997. This
is specific to provision of day care support and partnership between the
school system and parents on welfare.
Vermont's Welfare Restructuring
Project (WRP) Information - the
Vermont's Welfare Restructuring
Project (WRP), the nation's first statewide demonstration of time-limited
welfare, began on July 1, 1994, following receipt of federal waivers in
April 1993 and the General Assembly's enactment of Act 106 in January 1994.
sense of change: Nonprofits eye impact of welfare
Nonprofits are preparing for the ripple effects of new welfare legislation
that caps the amount of money states may spend on food stamps and other
programs for the needy. By Barbara Solow. Philanthropy Journal On-Line.
Social Welfare: Competitor
or Supporter of Employment?
Address by Mr.
Eddie Sullivan, Secretary, Department of Social Welfare. Ireland.
National Conference of State Legislatures. Time
August 1996 Legisbrief. By Jack Tweedie. This is a review of the various
ways that state legislatures have implemented time limits in welfare reform.
Now? State Legislatures Magazine, January
1997 - Ambitious
state reforms were the first stage in the transformation of welfare. States
now turn to the second generation of welfare reform issues--creating jobs,
preparing recipients for work, finding child care slots, constructing safety
nets for children and families who lose benefits, and devising funding
schemes for economic cycles.
Let 50 flowers
bloom. By David Whitman; Paul Glastris.
Turning welfare over to
the states may not fix the welfare mess. US News Online March 27, 1995.
Welfare Reform as I Knew
It: When Bad Things Happen to
Policies, by David T. Ellwood. The American Prospect no. 26 (May-June
Welfare Reform in
the States: The Capital Research Center,
April 1996. Provides a number
of state perspectives on welfare reform.
of Federal Welfare Reform on Medicaid. Judy
Waxman, Director of Government
Affairs, Families USA and Joan Alker, Deputy Director, Government Affairs,
Families USA 8/19/96.
Welfare Reform: The Governors' Proposal. Testimony
of the National Governors' Association. Statement of Governor Tommy
G. Thompson, Chairman; Governor Tom Carper, Lead Governor on Welfare; Governor
John Engler, Lead Governor on Welfare; and Governor Gaston Caperton, Member,
Executive Committee before the Human Resources Subcommittee Committee on
Ways and Means U.S. House of Representatives. February 20, 1996.
The Civil Liberties Issues
of Welfare Reform, New York:
The American Civil Liberties