Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2003

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Family and Consumer Science

Volume

95

Issue

3

First Page

21

Last Page

26

Abstract

This is a challenging and an important time for low-income families. The United States is mired in a recession while Congress faces the reauthorization of assistance and support programs involving low-income families.To date, policy dis­ cussions have been fueled by analyses of individual aspects of the changes set forth by PRWORA and other legislation. This article synthesizes research findings from a single state, Iowa, and suggests that although low-income families in Iowa continue to struggle, the state has had success i n helping families move toward self-sufficiency.The success came from programs that emphasize flexibility with support and participant involvement.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Family and Consumer Science, 95(3); 21-26. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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