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Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996: A policy analysis of welfare reform and the immigrant population
by Narvaez, Joseph, M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2009, 50; 1481628
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of this study was to present an analysis of a federal policy aimed at establishing new criteria for the provision of welfare services in the United States. The paper focuses specifically on welfare reform and the documented and undocumented immigrant population. The literature review provides a historical background of U.S. immigration policy.

The major findings of the analysis indicated that provisions in the policy affecting immigrants do not significantly discourage immigration or effectively promote (or make possible) the self-sufficiency of those in need of government support.

These findings suggest that social workers should continue to provide advocacy to immigrants. The findings also suggest that social workers must continue to conduct research that accurately informs policymakers of the socio-economic aspects of the immigrant population.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Chambers, Ruth M.
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 48/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Social work, Public policy, Ethnic studies
Publication Number: 1481628
ISBN: 978-1-109-65696-1
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