The impact of welfare reform on parents' ability to care for their children's health.

  title={The impact of welfare reform on parents' ability to care for their children's health.},
  author={Sally Jody Heymann and Alison Earle},
  journal={American journal of public health},
  volume={89 4},
OBJECTIVES Most of the national policy debate regarding welfare assumed that if middle-income mothers could balance work while caring for their children's health and development, mothers leaving welfare for work should be able to do so as well. Yet, previous research has not examined the conditions faced by mothers leaving welfare for work. METHODS Using data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth, this study examined the availability of benefits that working parents commonly use to… CONTINUE READING

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