Breaking The Ties To Welfare

Many single mothers try--and fail

If America's efforts to turn welfare-dependent single mothers into self-sufficient wage-earners are to bear fruit, reformers will need to understand the actual circumstances of such women. A new study, by Kathryn J. Edin of Rutgers University and Laura Lein of the University of Texas at Austin, to be published by the Russell Sage Foundation provides just such details.

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