Welfare Reform Turns 10: A Look Back, A Look Ahead

Policy Forum
August 22, 2006
4:00PM to 6:00PM EDT
Featuring Charles Murray, American Enterprise Institute; Robert Rector, Heritage Foundation; and Michael Tanner, Cato Institute.

On August 22, 1996, President Bill Clinton signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, the most extensive reform of the nation’s welfare laws since the Great Society. Ten years later, welfare rolls have declined dramatically, but poverty and long-term dependence on government programs persist. A panel of leading experts will look back at welfare reform successes and failures and forward to ask what the future of welfare reform holds.