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Welfare check: Less money is going to basic assistance

Two decades after Bill Clinton signed his welfare reform law, most states have higher rates of families living in poverty and are spending a smaller percentage of their welfare dollars on basic assistance. What do those changes look like over time?

Jul 21, 2016
Money and Politics

A welfare check

Today, only a quarter of welfare dollars actually goes toward basic assistance. On this hour of Reveal, we take a road trip with Marketplace’s new podcast “The Uncertain Hour” and find out the surprising ways different states use this money.

Jul 16, 2016