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How welfare has changed since 1996, in three charts

by Marketplace Staff Jul 23, 2018
Check out the national data and then use our tool to run the numbers on your state.
President Bill Clinton discusses welfare reform, 1993.
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Do work requirements for welfare recipients work?

by Paulina Velasco and Jana Kasperkevic Apr 13, 2018
The president seems to think so, but not all experts agree.
President Donald Trump pushes a shopping cart as he tours the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints' food distribution center at LDS Welfare Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, De. 4, 2017, alongside LDS President Henry B. Eyring (L).
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A Baltimore program tries to help unmarried couples with children build more stable relationships

by Amy Scott Dec 12, 2017
There's a marriage divide in the US that's leaving many working-class and poor kids "doubly disadvantaged," a researcher says.
Tanisha Asamu (left) and Robert Johnson pick up their kids after a relationship class at Baltimore's Center for Urban Families.
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Can Finland sustain its current economic model?

by Sarah Gardner Dec 28, 2016
Economic growth has been sluggish.
Tiina Vaahtio and Verna Vuoripuro both attend Aalto University's business school. Universities in Finland have already laid off staff, anticipating government funding cuts.
Sarah Gardner

On the Canadian prairie, a basic income experiment

by Sarah Gardner Dec 20, 2016
Canada tested the basic income in Dauphin, Manitoba, in the 1970s.
Dauphin, Manitoba, a small farming town on the Canadian prairie, was the site of a basic income experiment in the 1970's.
Sarah Gardner

The legacy of welfare reform, 20 years later

by Caitlin Esch Aug 22, 2016
We follow the money. How is it spent and to what impact?
Then-President Bill Clinton clinches his fist during a 1996 speech on welfare reform at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Two decades ago, Clinton signed welfare reform.
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Josephine Moore: The Working Mother

by Caitlin Esch Aug 22, 2016
Marketplace followed this mother from welfare to work 20 years ago.
Josephine Moore at her home in West Virginia.
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Ruby Duncan: The Activist

by Caitlin Esch Aug 22, 2016
After experiencing discrimination in the welfare system, Ruby fought to change it.

Larry Townsend: The Reformer

by Caitlin Esch Aug 22, 2016
How the director of a country welfare department changed the national model.
Larry Townsend, former director of the Riverside County Department of Public Social Services.
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20 years after welfare reform, one couple's story

by Amy Scott Jul 11, 2016
A free training program prepares people in Baltimore for auto repair jobs.
Danielle Slater, 30, and her husband Alexander Slater, 31, are students in a new automotive technician training program in Baltimore.
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