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View Resource An Evaluation of Effects of the Learnfare Program 1993-1996

"Wisconsin's Learnfare program is intended to encourage enrollment, regular attendance, and high school graduation or the completion of high school equivalency programs among 13- to 19-year-old recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)." Teenagers covered by the program risk losing part or all of their families' monthly AFDC grants "if they do not maintain enrollment and...
View Resource An Evaluation: Wisconsin Works (W-2) Program

In April 2001, the Legislative Audit Bureau of Wisconsin issued a 221-page report evaluating the success of the state's high profile welfare reform program, Wisconsin Works (a.k.a. W-2). The report finds that, despite the fact that the state spent more money on the program in its first three years than in previous years on the old AFDC system, only a small minority have found jobs that pay more...