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IWPR Publication

Before and After Welfare Reform: The Work and Well-Being of Low-Income Single Parent Families
by Avis Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D., Janice Peterson, Ph.D., Xue Song, Ph.D. (May 2003)

The purpose of this report is to contribute to federal and state policy debates through an examination of the changing characteristics and economic well-being of low-income single parent families in the context of welfare reform. In so doing, this report examines the employment characteristics, income sources, poverty status, and demographic characteristics of low-income single parent families before and after the implementation of the 1996 welfare reform.

#D454, report, 62 pages
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