Survey Design for TANF Caseload Project: Summary Report and Recommendations. Rational for Why the Topic Was Chosen

08/28/2002

Crime is more prevalent in low-income communities where most welfare recipients live, and has a negative impact on its members, creating feelings of powerlessness and worthlessness, which can feed back into the cycle of crime and perpetuate itself. In addition, crime has the potential to become employment  particularly for young adults who may see their employment options limited due to lack of job availability in their community, combined with low levels of education and job skills.

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