Welfare Reform in the U.S., Eight Years Later

There are an estimated two million families in the United States now receiving welfare benefits, compared to about four million receiving public assistance when President Clinton signed the welfare reform law nearly eight years ago. What happened to those former recipients? NPR's Tavis Smiley discusses the issue with Sharon Parrott of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and Douglas Besharov, with the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research.



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