TITLE

DAY CARE FOR FAMILIES ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE: WORKFARE VERSUS WELFARE

AUTHOR(S)
Husby, Ralph D.
PUB. DATE
July 1974
SOURCE
Industrial & Labor Relations Review;Jul74, Vol. 27 Issue 4, p503
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article compares the cost of several types of workfare and income maintenance programs, using data from the 1967 Survey of Economic opportunity and from cost studies of training and day care programs. During the 1960s, rapidly rising welfare rolls in the U.S. coexisted with affluence and decreasing rates of unemployment. As a result of these trends, there has been increasing emphasis in some quarters on helping welfare families attain self-sufficiency or, in other words, substituting workfare for welfare. Recent statistics indicate that 23 percent of the recipients in federally subsidized public assistance programs are aged, blind, or disabled. Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) accounts for the remaining 77 percent, but in 1971 only 19 percent of AFDC families included a father living at home, and some of those fathers were not able-bodied.
ACCESSION #
4457190

 

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