Welfare Reforms and Employment of Single Mothers are Rural Areas Keeping Pace?

Rural America, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2001

Posted: 24 Jan 2013

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Signe-Mary McKernan

The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population

Nancy Pindus

The Urban Institute

Robert I. Lerman

The Urban Institute; American University; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: December 1, 2001

Abstract

Changes in social policies in the mid-1990s increased the penalties for not working and raised the rewards for working. These policies played a major role in stimulating employment among single mothers and the gains were approximately as high in nonmetro areas as in metro areas.

Keywords: Employment, Poverty and Safety Net

Suggested Citation

McKernan, Signe-Mary and Pindus, Nancy and Lerman, Robert I., Welfare Reforms and Employment of Single Mothers are Rural Areas Keeping Pace? (December 1, 2001). Rural America, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2001 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2205989

Signe-Mary McKernan (Contact Author)

The Urban Institute - Center on Labor, Human Services and Population ( email )

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Nancy Pindus

The Urban Institute ( email )

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Robert I. Lerman

The Urban Institute ( email )

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American University

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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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