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Open road or blind alley? Welfare reform, mothers, and children with disabilities

Date Added to Library: 
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 - 17:30
ISBN/ISSN: 
1058-0476
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1023/A:1021177831366
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
LeRoy, Barbara W.
Johnson, Donna M.
Reference Type: 
Published Date: 
December 2002
Published Date (Text): 
December 2002
Publication: 
Journal of Family and Economic Issues
Volume: 
23
Issue Number: 
4
Page Range: 
323-337
Year: 
2002
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Abstract: 

Welfare reform was examined for 39 Michigan families whose children have significant health or intellectual and behavioral disabilities. As a group, these families received little specialized assistance or services to address their unique needs. Family-cited barriers to self-sufficiency included poorly trained welfare caseworkers, limited public transportation, and inadequate child care. Having an older child was the only discriminating variable between working and non-working mothers. However, working mothers only had temporary positions with no benefits and low pay. All families, whether employed or not, lived below the poverty line. (author abstract)

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Page Count: 
15
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