WPT Archives: 1990s

What Welfare Reform Did For Me

Special | 58m 39s

On April 25, 1996, Governor Tommy Thompson signed Wisconsin Works into law, ending the benefits-based Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program and replacing it with a program based on work known as W-2. This 1999 documentary follows two women and their families as they navigate within the new system.

Aired: 12/09/99

Rating: NR

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