Bill Clinton signs the "Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act" in 1996. (Wikimedia Commons / Social Security Administration)
04 Sep 2015

1996 Welfare Reform Law Caused Increase In Extreme Poverty

The 1996 welfare reform law championed by the Clinton Administration known as the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act was supposed to bring in a new era and “end welfare as we know it.” In some sense it did, as the consequence of the law has been a considerable increase in extreme poverty in America.