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Helping Working-Poor Families - Trends
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during the past year remained steady at about 56 percent between 2005 and 2008. This stable trend follows on the era of welfare reform, when the percentage of poor children in households with at least one worker increased from 1995 to 2000, and then declined until 2005. ( Figure 1 ) One of the major goals of the 1996 welfare reform law, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), was to move more poor families with children into the labor force. 1 Work can be an important step out of poverty, another important goal of welfare reform. Many low-income working parents ...
Items of potential interest to government documents librarians or government information managers in Michigan. For more information contact Jon Harrison at email@example.com . The Michigan Legislature gives away $35 billion a year with little oversight and no formal process of review, a new report by the Michigan League for Human Services concludes. The giveaways come in the form of what's called "silent spending" or tax expenditures. Those are credits, exemptions, deductions and corporate tax loopholes that have been approved by the Legislature, or simply left out ... Read More
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