TANF turns 20

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
TANF turns 20

TANF turns 20

A group of the nation's leading experts on welfare reform recently participated in a conference hosted by UKCPR and the Brookings Center on Children and Families.  Analysts, policymakers, and practitioners gathered to discuss how the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 changed the welfare landscape, and what the future of TANF might entail.  Participants discussed the impact of welfare reform on caseloads and overall levels of assistance, and analyzed how successful TANF has been at promoting two parent families and incentivizing work.  More information about the conference, along with a brief summary, can be found here.