Introduction

Background

The New Law

Timeline

Trends
California
Wisconsin
S. Carolina
Challenges
Appendix
State Links
State Caseloads
Block Grants
Navigation

Infocus

Related Stories

The Great American Welfare Lab Wisconsin has cut its rolls by half. Many former recipients are working, but where have the rest of them gone? By Adam Cohen/TIME (4/21/97)

A Blue-Ribbon County Marquette County, Wisconsin, sheds its welfare load. By Adam Cohen/TIME (4/21/97)

Let Them Eat Birthday Cake Clinton's welfare reform dismays the President's favorite poverty scholar By Jack E. White/TIME (9/2/96)

Ripping Up Welfare With not a little drama, Clinton grudgingly approves the G.O.P. bill, and the U.S. starts a vast and risky experiment By George J. Church/TIME (8/12/96)

Related Sites

The Department of Health and Human Services Welfare Reform Page

Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (The new welfare law)

Health and Human Services Welfare Reform Fact Sheet

Welfare Reform Watch

Complete List Of HHS-Approved State Waivers.

The Urban Institute's "Assessing The New Federalism" Project

The Cato Institute's Health And Welfare Studies Page

The Brookings Institution Welfare Reform Page

The Heritage Foundation Health And Welfare Page

Welfare Law: Old vs. New From The Center for Health Policy Research at The George Washington University Medical Center

Counterpoint

Should Congress restore welfare funds for legal immigrants?