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The path to employment for individuals with disabilities in the welfare system

Alternate Title: 
Negotiating the landscape: The path to employment for individuals with disabilities in the TANF system
Date Added to Library: 
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 - 15:41
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1300/J134v05n03_05
Priority: 
normal
Individual Author: 
Timmons, Jaimie Ciulla
Foley, Susan
Whitney-Thomas, Jean
Green, Joseph
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Place Published: 
Boston, MA
Published Date: 
September 2001
Published Date (Text): 
September 2001
Publication: 
Journal of Poverty
Original Publication: 
March 1999
Volume: 
5
Issue Number: 
3
Page Range: 
87-111
Year: 
2001
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Abstract: 

Welfare reform has changed the landscape of social protection for individuals on the margins of economic independence. Reforms require individuals to develop marketable skills and acceptable work behaviors and to move along a path to employment. For individuals with disabilities in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) system, substantial barriers and insufficient transitional supports can impede this path. The current study examined the impact of welfare reform on individuals with disabilities in the TANF system. This report summarizes the experiences of eleven individuals with disabilities receiving welfare benefits in Massachusetts and Wisconsin. Study findings trace a path from welfare to work, describe variations along this path for individuals with disabilities, and consider a range of supports necessary to address barriers. Implications for policy and practice are offered. (author abstract)

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