Authors

Anne L. Alstott

Document Type

Article

Comments

Work vs. Freedom: A Liberal Challenge to Employment Subsidies, 108 Yale Law Journal 967 (1999)

Abstract

Work has taken center stage in welfare reform. Federal legislation adopted in 1996 replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The new law imposes a five-year time limit on benefits and requires states to put recipients to work more quickly than ever before. The states are free to adopt shorter time limits and tougher work rules, and many have done so. Politicians, including the President, argue that putting welfare recipients to work will end welfare" dependency" and usher in a new era of personal responsibility.

Date of Authorship for this Version

1999

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