Home > Events & News > Brown Bag Schedule . Archive

PSC In The News

RSS Feed icon

Miller et al. find benefits of Medicaid for pregnant mothers in 1980s carry over two generations

Starr's findings account for some of the 19% black-white gap in federal sentencing

Frey says suburbs are aging, cities draw millennials

More News


Bailey et al. find higher income among children whose parents had access to federal family planning programs in the 1960s and 70s

U-M's campus climate survey results discussed in CHE story

U-M honors James Jackson's groundbreaking work on how race impacts the health of black Americans

U-M is the only public and non-coastal university on Forbes' top-10 list for billionaire production

More Highlights

Next Brown Bag

Mon, Jan 22, 2018, noon: Narayan Sastry

H. Luke Shaefer

Shaefer says TANF has left the unemployed struggling at the bottom

a PSC In The News reference

"The End of Welfare as We Know It" - The Atlantic. 04/01/2016.

When TANF replaced AFDC in 1996, the new policy stipulated that recipients could receive no more than 5 years of benefits in a lifetime. It was meant to encourage workforce participation and cut long-term dependency. But this constraint has created a class of extremely poor people, neither working nor receiving help form the government. H. Luke Shaefer says: “There’s this this crazy notion that we retrenched welfare—what we really did was reorient it towards people who are working when they are working, and away from people who are struggling at the very bottom....And for folks at the very bottom, it's leading to very bad outcomes.”


H. Luke Shaefer

View News Archive