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Employment Plan Evaluation

The introduction of Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) as part of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 brought about many changes to our nation’s social welfare policy. Attention is commonly focused on the issues of time limited benefits and work requirements. Indeed these were significant changes in policy. Another, less discussed yet equally important feature, was the Individual Responsibility Plan (IRP).

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Family Employment Program - Two Parent: An Analysis of Utah's Two Parent Program

Welfare policy is in a period of tremendous transition. This study of Utah’s two-parent program represents a commitment by Utah’s Department of Workforce Services (DWS) to better understand the participants in this program as changes are initiated at the local and national level. By understanding the composition of this population and their unique needs and attitudes, future programs can be tailored to meet these needs.

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Last Updated: 12/12/23