Tag Archive: welfare RSS

Anti-poverty project points the way toward a new model for moving people from welfare to work

Anti-poverty project points the way toward a new model for moving people from welfare to work

Higher Ground: To the collaborators on the New Hope anti-poverty project--among them Dr. Aletha Huston, professor of human development and family sciences in the School of Human Ecology at The University of Texas at Austin--welfare reform was more than just a challenge. It was an opportunity. Things were changing. States and cities were experimenting. If it was inevitable that some places would make bad decisions about how to help (or not help) the poor, it was also inevitable that some places would improve on the old system.

Welfare Reform in Texas Has Not Worked, According to University of Texas at Austin Researchers

Most Texas families who leave welfare remain in or near poverty and many are likely to return to the welfare rolls in the future, say University of Texas at Austin researchers.