Annotation: During this lecture, Holly Grason describes welfare programs in the U.S. She begins with a discussion of the instruments for providing public welfare benefits, and the history of the welfare benefit evolution in the U.S. She then highlights the introduction of the TANF in the 1990s and covers the key features of the act. A PDF of the slides is available at http://courseplus.jhu.edu/breezeContent/oncampus/MCHL/LectureCC/secA/MCH-secCC-Grason_6.pdf.
Learning Objectives: • Provide a broad perspective on the meanings and vehicles of welfare.
• Consider historical contexts.
• Describe current formulation of a block grant for welfare.