The Center for the Study of Social Welfare Policy provided non-partisan research and analysis on social welfare policy, including welfare reform, with research focusing on the key issues to refine and change those programs.
RAND conducted an evaluation of California's implementation of welfare reform under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996. The project was conducted under contract from the California Department of Social Services.
Assesses how welfare reform has affected behavior, evaluating the evidence in relation to an economic model of behavior, and reveals the trade-offs that policymakers face in achieving the conflicting goals of promoting work, reducing dependency, and alleviating need among the poor.
Sir John Bourn, head of the National Audit Office, reported on the complexity of the benefits system, which he considers is one of the most important issues affecting the performance of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Portrays the plight of public policies that are subject to conflicting goals -- on the national, state, and international levels -- including welfare reform in the United States, air quality in California, and information technology around the world.
Presents the results of the second annual All-County Implementation Surveys (ACIS) conducted as part of RAND's statewide evaluation of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program.