NCRW Fact Sheet: Welfare Reform and Education
The Welfare Reform Act of 1996 pushed many poor women into jobs but without sufficient training or educational opportunities to ensure adequate income and advancement. Policies and programs at the state level need to recognize the importance of linking education to reform laws. Investing in education can become an “anchor of stability” in a dynamic
economy, doubling earnings and buffering against job loss.
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.