|1.||There is a need for general reform of the program to provide an adequate minimum income to all families in need. Recent legislative attempts toward such change were reviewed in this chapter.|
|2.||The general public may have unrealistic expectations concerning a sharp drop in the number of welfare recipients as a consequence of training and employment programs.|
|3.||The negative public image of the program has reduced public willingness to provide the program with the resources it needs.|
|4.||There are conflicts within the program concerning its attitude toward the father who is away from the home.|
|5.||There is a disparity between the aims of the program and the levels of assistance it provides.|
|1.||Continuing interest in the reform of the AFDC program.|
|2.||Concern about support payments from the absent father and a legislative mandate to implement support payments.|
|3.||More rigorous monitoring and control of applicant eligibility.|
|4.||Public agencies' contracting for the purchase of services from voluntary agencies to meet client needs.|
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