Topic: Welfare

Anti-poverty project points the way toward a new model for moving people from welfare to work

March 23, 2009

Higher Ground: To the collaborators on the New Hope anti-poverty project--among them Dr. Aletha Huston, professor of human development and family sciences in the School of Human Ecology at The University of Texas at Austin--welfare reform was more than just a challenge. It was an opportunity. Things were changing. States and cities were experimenting. If it was inevitable that some places would make bad decisions about how to help (or not help) the poor, it was also inevitable that some places would improve on the old system.

Read more

Study on conservatives and liberals in Newsweek

March 6, 2008
Study on conservatives and liberals in Newsweek

New York University psychologist John Jost and his colleagues have been using time-tested instruments to plumb the unconscious attitudes of both self-proclaimed conservatives and liberals.

Read more

Welfare Reform in Texas Has Not Worked, According to University of Texas at Austin Researchers

Jan. 29, 2008

Most Texas families who leave welfare remain in or near poverty and many are likely to return to the welfare rolls in the future, say University of Texas at Austin researchers.

Read more