A brief history of work expectations for welfare mothers.

@article{Blank1997ABH,
  title={A brief history of work expectations for welfare mothers.},
  author={S. Blank and Barbara B. Blum},
  journal={The Future of children},
  year={1997},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={
          28-38
        }
}
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