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The Transformation in Who is Expected to Work in the United States and How it Changed the Lives of Single Mothers and People with Disabilities
Richard V. Burkhauser, Mary C. Daly, Jeff Larrimore and Joyce Kwok
WP 2008-187

  • This study demonstrates that, despite the dramatic decline in AFDC/TANF funding, single mothers’ economic well-being, labor earnings and employment all have risen substantially. 
  • In contrast, despite the dramatic increase in SSDI/SSI funding, the economic well-being of working age men and women with disabilities remained stagnant, as their labor earnings and employment plummeted.