Welfare Reform

This page is filled with links to numerous reports relating to the federal government's 1996 welfare reform legislation and the impact it has made. The information has been compiled from numerous sources that are all cited in the following documents.

The documents include background information on the Welfare Reform Act, the goals of the act, reports studying if the goals were met, reports on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, reactions to welfare reform from conservatives and liberals, a look at Ohio Governor John Kasich's role in welfare reform, poverty statistics in America, information on how the welfare reform programs have been implemented and the impact of welfare reform on out-of-wedlock births. This page also has links to news clips relating to welfare reform, but they are just a small sampling of the enormous amount of media coverage since the 1990s related to welfare reform in America.