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Ten Years of Welfare Reform

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Ten Years of Welfare Reform

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Ten Years of Welfare Reform

Ten Years of Welfare Reform

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Ten years ago, President Clinton signed the landmark welfare reform law. In his words, it would make welfare "a second chance, not a way of life." Critics charged it would make life even harder for the poor. Guests examine a decade of welfare reform and changing attitudes about public assistance.

Guests:

Katherine Boo, staff writer at The New Yorker

Ron Haskins, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution

Mark Greenberg, director for the Task Force on Poverty at the Center for American Progress

Wade Horn, assistant secretary for children and families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

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