Empowerment through Involvement: Iowa's Experience with Welfare Reform.Journal of Family and Consumer Science
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AbstractThis 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.
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Citation InformationSteven 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/