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Impact of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) on Family Functions

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Benjamin LittleFollow

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Department

Psychology & Family Studies

Format of Presentation

Oral Presentation

Research Category

Social Sciences

Description

Family policy broadly encompasses everything the government does to promote individual and family well-being through policies that seek to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) requires work in exchange for time-limited assistance and a performance bonus to reward states for moving welfare recipients into jobs. The bill includes a provision known as Section 115 that imposes a lifetime ban on federal food and cash assistance for people with drug felony convictions. Those with a previous drug felony conviction receive a lifetime ban on SNAP and TANF regardless of whether they have completed their time in prison or not. As such, the purpose of this brief is to educate and inform on the impact of this section on the well-being of individuals and families through Hill's (1949) ABC-X model and Boss' (2002) model of family stress.

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Impact of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) on Family Functions

Family policy broadly encompasses everything the government does to promote individual and family well-being through policies that seek to improve the quality of life for individuals and their families. The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 (P.L. 104-193) requires work in exchange for time-limited assistance and a performance bonus to reward states for moving welfare recipients into jobs. The bill includes a provision known as Section 115 that imposes a lifetime ban on federal food and cash assistance for people with drug felony convictions. Those with a previous drug felony conviction receive a lifetime ban on SNAP and TANF regardless of whether they have completed their time in prison or not. As such, the purpose of this brief is to educate and inform on the impact of this section on the well-being of individuals and families through Hill's (1949) ABC-X model and Boss' (2002) model of family stress.

https://athenacommons.muw.edu/urc/2022/social-sciences/1