Before and After Welfare Reform: The Work and Well-Being of Low-Income Single Parent Families

Avis Jones-DeWeever, Janice Peterson, Xue Song

May 31, 2003
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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.