Cato Institute Forum on 1996 Welfare Law, Panel 1

The Cato Institute hosted an event marking the the 20th anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act… read more

The Cato Institute hosted an event marking the the 20th anniversary of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), also known as the welfare reform. law. PRWORA consolidated many federal welfare efforts and created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Participants in this panel discussion talked about many criticisms of the law, including its increased focus on in-kind benefits as opposed to cash, which some said restricted economic freedom for poor families. close

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  • Ronald Haskins Co-Director Brookings Institution->Center on Children and Families
  • LaDonna Pavetti Vice President Center for Budget and Policy Priorities->Family Income Support Policy
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Program ID:
414209-1
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Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 22, 2016 | 9:36am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 25, 2016 | 7:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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  • Aug 22, 2016 | 9:36am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 24, 2016 | 7:10am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 25, 2016 | 3:29am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 25, 2016 | 7:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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