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Study: Few Effects on Children When 'Welfare Moms' Work

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Study: Few Effects on Children When 'Welfare Moms' Work

Study: Few Effects on Children When 'Welfare Moms' Work

Study: Few Effects on Children When 'Welfare Moms' Work

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A study in this week's journal Science focuses on the well-being of children of welfare moms who've gone to work. Researchers found it doesn't make much difference. The study's author suspects it means that the problems of poverty run so deep that not even a change of income makes a big difference. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.