Experts Say Welfare Reform Is Working; but Business Are Urged to Aid in Transitions
Is welfare reform working? Yes, according to a group of corporate and academic leaders who today called the 1996 reforms a "profound change in strategy" from "check cutting to career planning." But the Committee for Economic Development's (CED) newest report, "Welfare Reform and Beyond: Making Work Work," strongly urges business and political leaders to "complete. welfare reform" and improve our society's transition from welfare to work.
Real reform will be achieved, CED argues, only when the welfare system becomes a "sustainable vehicle" for finding and maintaining employment and reducing poverty. CED's report recommends ways the public and private sector can offer struggling …
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Publication information: Article title: Experts Say Welfare Reform Is Working; but Business Are Urged to Aid in Transitions. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: Nation's Cities Weekly. Volume: 23. Issue: 30 Publication date: July 31, 2000. Page number: 6. © 2009 National League of Cities. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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