Skip to main content
Article
Empowerment through Involvement: Iowa's Experience with Welfare Reform.
Journal of Family and Consumer Science
  • Steven Garasky, Iowa State University
  • Kimberly A. Greder, Iowa State University
  • Mary Jane Brotherson, Iowa State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2003
Abstract

This is a challenging and an important time for low-income families. The United States is mired in a recession while Congress faces the reauthorization of assistance and support programs involving low-income families.To date, policy dis­ cussions have been fueled by analyses of individual aspects of the changes set forth by PRWORA and other legislation. This article synthesizes research findings from a single state, Iowa, and suggests that although low-income families in Iowa continue to struggle, the state has had success i n helping families move toward self-sufficiency.The success came from programs that emphasize flexibility with support and participant involvement.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Family and Consumer Science, 95(3); 21-26. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
Language
en
Date Available
2015-04-01
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Steven Garasky, Kimberly A. Greder and Mary Jane Brotherson. "Empowerment through Involvement: Iowa's Experience with Welfare Reform." Journal of Family and Consumer Science Vol. 95 Iss. 3 (2003) p. 21 - 26
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kimberly_greder/38/