Welfare rolls declined after Temporary Assistance for Needy Families became law in 1996, and there was widespread consensus that its reforms were a bipartisan success story. But the onslaught of the Great Recession exposed serious flaws in the law. This memo describes a two-part solution based on experience and evidence.
Final Report on Florida’s Initial Time-Limited Welfare Program
The Urban Change Project and Methodological Considerations
Two-Year Implementation, Participation, Cost, and Impact Findings