Insights Gained in Workfare Demonstration Projects.
GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE WASHINGTON DC COMMUNITY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIV
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This report discusses the operating results of the seven demonstration sites, problems in measuring workfare benefits and costs, and the need for legislative and administrative changes that will help provide a more effective and efficient workfare operation. These changes include eliminating some of the currently allowed exemptions eliminating unnecessary waiting periods strengthening program sanctions, and improving administration at the Federal and local levels. these needed changes which address weaknesses summarized below are discussed in more detail in appendix I. These changes are necessary to achieve a sound program design--a major prerequisite to obtaining a fair test of the workfare concept. Implementing the needed changes will increase household participation deterring program participation by those who could work, but choose not to securing some repayment to taxpayers by those who are needy and receive assistance and introducing individuals to the work environment. Author
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