Assessing the Consequences of Welfare Reform for Child Welfare

Member: Kristen S. Slack
(University of Wisconsin - Madison)
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This piece was one of the first to empirically demonstrate the overlap in the U.S. between the public welfare assistance program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and the child welfare system. Data used are from the state of Illinois, focusing on the years leading up to the passage of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). 

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Last Revised Date 
Wed, 04/20/2022 - 12:22
Keywords / Tags 
welfare reform
child welfare
child maltreatment
Type of resource 
Resource Institution 
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Institution Type 
4 or 4+ year College/University
Recommended Citation 

Shook, K. (1998). Assessing the consequences of welfare reform for child welfare. Poverty Research News. The Newsletter of the Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.