Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA)
The 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), also known as welfare reform, changed the way that poor mothers could receive government benefits. One of the most important changes was requiring recipients to be employed for pay or to be involved in job training.
How might PRWORA requirements create role conflict for poor mothers? What does the research suggest about workfare requirements? Do you agree with requiring poor mothers to be employed? If you could change anything about that policy, what would you change? If you would keep it as-is, why?
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