Abstract

Today's welfare system does not encourage postsecondary education, focusing instead on immediate employment. The loss of postsecondary education as a route out of poverty may be detrimental to some women. College graduation is associated with lower rates of recidivism and post-welfare poverty than attendance without graduation or no attendance.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1538-4640
Print ISSN
0022-1546
Pages
pp. 472-496
Launched on MUSE
2006-05-02
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived
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