States With More Black Residents Have Less-Generous Welfare Benefits, Report Finds
A new report has found that states with larger African-American populations offer less cash welfare assistance to poor families. Programs in those states may put tighter limits on how long a parent can receive cash assistance, or make it harder to meet work requirements.
Heather Hahn of the Urban Institute joins Here & Now‘s Robin Young to discuss the report, and welfare in the United States.
Below is a graphic from the Urban Institute report, showing state-by-state changes in the ratio of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cases to families in poverty from 1996 to 2014:
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