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Poorest miss out on benefits, experience more material hardship, since 1996 welfare reform

Ybarra argues that the results of this study “should prompt policymakers to be more aware of the income diversity among the poor and the ways in which policy may increase stratification among the poor. Social workers as well need to be aware of the variety of forms poverty takes so that supports they offer can be consistent with the needs of the clients they serve.” The authors warn that “material hardship has likely increased for low-income families, particularly the poorest, in light of the Great Recession.”

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One comment on “Poorest miss out on benefits, experience more material hardship, since 1996 welfare reform

  1. [...] Monday I posted a link to an article about one of the first studies to be conducted on the effects of the 1996 Welfare [...]

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