Domestic Public Policy

The Future of the Safety Net: Lessons from Two Decades of Welfare Reform

Grant Year: 2016

James Ziliak, Hilary Hoynes, Marianne Bitler, and Ron Haskins will convene a conference to assess the successes and failures of welfare reform legislation enacted in 1996. Scholars will make presentations summarizing research on a variety of questions, including how policy changes affected outcomes such as employment, earnings, family formation, and child wellbeing. The researchers will be joined by policy officials who held office when the reforms were implemented. The project’s findings will appear in a report.

University of Kentucky Domestic Public Policy