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Does TANF prepare recipients for jobs in our changing economy?

Overall, TANF focuses on welfare-to-work, without enough evaluation of the specific work opportunities that families receive. Often, these positions are low-wage, part-time positions with limited benefits (if any) and few options for advancement. Turnover rates for such positions are often high. Additionally, TANF recipients have few opportunities to seek educational pursuits that would open up the possibilities for more substantial employment. Only 3