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This edition: Irwin Garfinkel and Shelly Nortz on NYC's welfare reform

Episode Details

Original tape date: January 1, 1997.

Host, David R. Jones, President of the Community Service Society of New York, discusses NYC's welfare reform and, specifically, a proposed voucher system with Irwin Garfinkel, Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems at the Columbia University School of Social Work and co-founding director of the Columbia Population Research Center, and Shelly Nortz, Director of State Policy at the Coalition for the Homeless. Garfinkel and Nortz explain how the proposed welfare voucher system compares to the cash system. They describe how the voucher system is administered, who is eligible and for how long those individuals are eligible under the new system.

Guest List

Irwin Garfinkel Mitchell I. Ginsberg Professor of Contemporary Urban Problems , Columbia School of Social Work

David R. Jones President & CEO, Community Service Society of New York

Shelly Nortz Director of State Policy, Coalition for the Homeless

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