Off Welfare, On to College
A recent General Accounting Office report on the progress of the welfare reform law passed two years ago found a sharp decline nationwide in the welfare rolls. The number of people on welfare has fallen 37 percent to 8.9 million in March 1998 from 14.1 million in January '93. The report also found significant increases in the numbers of welfare recipients who obtained jobs.
Getting off welfare is one thing. Getting out of poverty requires training and education.
Research shows that 85 percent of women on welfare who go to college and graduate get off and stay off welfare. The more years…
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