Is This The Way Out Of Welfare?

Tulsa's aggressive program is getting noticed nationwide IndEx's track record

By the time President Clinton signed a bill to push welfare recipients onto payrolls, Sandra Barnett had made the transition. She had dropped out of school in seventh grade, become pregnant at age 17, and begun a seven-year dependence on the American welfare system. Now, the 30-year-old single mother of two holds a full-time job earning twice the minimum wage. "I just bought me a brand-new home and a convertible," she says.

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