The Well-Being of Children in Working Poor and Other Families: 1997 and 2004
The 1996 welfare system was created to decrease child poverty and increase the employment of needy families. The twin purposes of this brief are to: 1. Explore the changes in the well-being of children in working poor families and other families (of all income levels) between 1997 and 2004; and 2. Compare the 2004 well-being of children in working poor families with nonworking poor families.