This Handbook deals with many aspects of public policy evaluation including methods, examples, studies, professionalism, perspectives, concepts, trends, substance, theory, applications, dispute resolution, interdisciplinary interaction and bibliographies. A rich variety of insights and alternative perspectives on systematic policy evaluation, as well as ideas and applications dealing with win-win policy evaluation are, brought together to create a unique resource in public policy evaluation.
Chapter 31: Welfare Reform
Michigan Welfare Reform: A National Leader
The goal of welfare reform is to reduce the number of families receiving assistance by requiring work and providing the tools for them to become self-sufficient. In Michigan, we achieved that goal through the persistent application of commonsense principles. Our Michigan reforms require personal responsibility, encourage employment, and involve the community. Due to reform, the number of welfare recipients in Michigan receiving cash ...