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Family Cash Assistance Programs Marked by Historical Racism, Especially in South

October 22, 2020

Low benefits in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program are rooted in historical racism, especially in the South, where cash assistance has been consistently weaker since policymakers created TANF’s predecessor nearly a century ago. The result is now a program that does not cover the basic needs of low-income families during times of joblessness, illness, or disability....

Cash Assistance - Historically Weak in South - Now Weak in Most States
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