Sandra Danziger

University of Michigan

Research Initiative:

Sandra Danziger, associate professor of social work at the University of Michigan, and Sheldon Danziger, the Henry J. Meyer Collegiate Professor of Social Work and Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan, will assess how the 1996 welfare reform has affected the work and well-being of single mothers and their families in a book entitled After Welfare: Toward a Work-Based Safety Net. Using the latest empirical results, including their own research gathered in Michigan, as well as findings from other major welfare reform research projects, they will argue that although the United States has for the most part ended welfare, we lack policies that provide sufficient income supplements for the working poor. They will also examine how the 1996 welfare reform has changed the nature and operation of welfare agencies and the overall effectiveness of the social safety net, and how policies within and outside of welfare might be modified to complete the transition to a world that is truly post-welfare.


Working Papers



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