Pantsuit Primer: The U.S. Welfare System

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From The Aid to Dependent Children to the current Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, our welfare system has come in many different versions and forms. What does the history of welfare tells us about its purpose and whether or not we are currently fulfilling it?

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Show Notes

"If the goal was to get rid of poverty, we failed": the legacy of the 1996 welfare reform

Vox's The Weeds - Welfare reform

Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act - Wikipedia

King v. Smith