Impact University: Welfare Reform

The Atlantic

20 Years Since Welfare ‘Reform’ >

Edin, K. and Shaefer, H.L. (2016-08-22, The Atlantic): Today, across the country, welfare is—at best—a shadow of its former self. America's poorest are still dealing with the consequences of the legislation that Bill Clinton signed into law two decades ago.

The Atlantic

The End of Welfare as We Know It >

Semuels, A. (2016-04-01, The Atlantic): Alana Semuels examines the aims and the outcomes of welfare reform in the United States.


Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America >

Ehrenreich, Barbara. Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By In America (2011). In this seminal book, Ehrenreich's investigation of "low-rent" American jobs and spaces reveals the paradoxes in how Americans think about, and work toward, prosperity.

Impact America is an AmeriCorps Program.