How Well Have Rural and Small Metropolitan Labor Markets Absorbed Welfare Recipients?. Characteristics of Jobs


PRWORA stressed employment for all job-ready welfare recipients, which presumes that economic opportunities are available for those who seek them. Economic opportunities can mean the availability of jobs. Also important to consider are the types and quality (e.g., wages) of employment opportunities. If there are fewer opportunities available to rural welfare recipients, then PRWORA might have more negative consequences in these areas.