Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) work requirements don’t bring stable jobs, higher earnings

by LaDonna Pavetti

House Speaker Paul Ryan has called for another round of welfare reform, “as an exercise to save lives and to get people from welfare to work and realize opportunity and upward mobility.” But the first round of welfare reform didn’t accomplish what Speaker Ryan says it did, according to a new study of former Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients in Maryland.

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