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Welfare reform: a state perspective.
March 22, 1997... As leaders, workers, advocates, policy makers, and constituents, welfare reform, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, challenges us to exercise our shared leadership responsibility. In doing so, we are presented with an opportunity to make child...
A brief look at the welfare reform legislation. (Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996)
March 22, 1997... The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (Public Law 104-193) signed into law by President Clinton on August 22, 1996, contains comprehensive child support enforcement (CSE) provisions. This article highlights a few of those and summarizes, as well, a few...
The basics of child support enforcement. (includes list of passed legislation)(The Child Support Enforcement Program and Welfare Reform)
March 22, 1997... Over the past 30 years increases in the rates of divorce and separation and a rise in the rate of out-of-wedlock births has transformed the setting in which children are raised. Significant effects of these changes have been: increased numbers of single parent families, usually headed by a...
Children first. (Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement David Gray Ross)(Cover Story)(Interview)
March 22, 1997... Prior to his appointment as Deputy Director of the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement, the Honorable David Gray Ross served for 15 years as a Judge of the Circuit Court of Prince George's County, Maryland, where he directed the Family Law Division. A former prosecutor in the...
Unintended pregnancy: frequent and widespread in U.S.
March 22, 1997... Unintended pregnancy is both frequent and widespread in the United States, according to a recent report by the National Research Council of the Institute of Medicine. The most recent estimate is that almost 60 percent of all pregnancies are unintended, either mistimed or unwanted...