Texas public policy foundation
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
 
RESEARCH REPORT
 

In 1996, Congress passed the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). PRWORA ended welfare as an entitlement, instead creating a system of reciprocal obligation, requiring welfare recipients to be engaged in work activities and time-limiting the receipt of benefits.

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