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Is Welfare Reform Right for Grandparents?

Structuring Welfare Reform to Accommodate the Needs of Older Adults in Families with Children

By John Bouman

Multigeneration low-income families are feeling the brunt of welfare reform. Although policymakers often do not consider seniors and children together in a larger notion of "family policy," public policies and implementation systems involving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and other benefit programs can be variously adapted toward improving the lives of older adults in families with children.

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