Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity Act Analysis

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The Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity Act created the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families program “to provide income support poor families with children” (Gilbert &Terrell, p.75). The intended purpose of the TANF’s initiative is to end Welfare and to cut down on social spending programs. The impact of TANF has promoted a new way of receiving public assistance and places the emphasis on self- sufficiency through employment. It also pushes the main idea of being married in efforts to decrease out of wedlock births. The primary social problem that this act attempts to address is poverty. Its focus points are getting people to obtain employment with the hopes that once employment is obtained it will reduce the amount of families in poverty.
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