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Families Who Left Welfare: Who Are They and How Are They Doing?

  title={Families Who Left Welfare: Who Are They and How Are They Doing?},
  author={Pamela J. Loprest},
This report offers the first national picture of what happened to welfare leavers during the early stages of welfare reform. Among many conclusions, the report finds that sixty-one percent of former welfare recipients are working, mostly in service and clerical occupations, with a median salary is $6.61 per hour. While 69 percent work more than 35 hours per week, few of these jobs provide benefits, and only 23 percent of welfare leavers receive employer-sponsored health insurance. Fewer welfare… 

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