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Policy Creation and Evaluation: Understanding Welfare Reform in the United States

Richard Hoefer


Policy Creation and Evaluation has two purposes. The first goal is to describe and explain one of the most important domestic policy decisions in the post-WW II era, the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996, otherwise known as either the Welfare Reform law, which created the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program and ended sixty years of policy history in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children program. Three decision-making models assist us in understanding the creation of TANF through different lenses. ... More

Keywords: social policy, temporary assistance to needy families, TANF, policy creation, program evaluation, policy analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199735198
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199735198.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Hoefer, author
School of Social Work, University of Texas at Arlington