Dec 09
2008

Welfare in Transition

Posted by: Bruce Robinson

Tagged in: poverty , politics , policy , legislation , government , families , education , economy , Congress , children , budget , activism

Bruce Robinson

The incoming Obama administration gives a Sonoma State sociologist hope that the 1996 federal welfare reform policy will itself get some overdue reforms.

 

Dr. Shelia Katz studies the ways in which women who are receiving federal assistance can access higher education, and how that affects their lives and incomes thereafter.

 

Katz is also advocating that provisions for job training be included in any large public works jobs legislation that the new Obama administration promotes.