For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

"Something for Nothing: Liberal Justice and Welfare Work Requirements"

by Wax, A L (2003)


Following decades of attempts to overhaul the federal system of poor relief, President Clinton signed a bill in 1996 that dramatically reformed" welfare as we know it" by repealing the New Deal program of Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and replacing it with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). Although the revised statute left some welfare programs untouched, 1 it transformed poor relief for most families by incorporating strict time limits and mandatory work requirements. The lifetime limit on cash …


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