Robert Siegel speaks with Megan Twohey, welfare reporter for the National Journal, about how welfare reform has affected the lives of people like Maria Lopez. Twohey says welfare reform and a booming economy have succeeded in getting many former recipients into jobs. But, she says, those jobs are often low-paying and dead-end. Twohey also says that it remains difficult for welfare recipients to pursue higher education, an issue that will likely come up when Congress looks at reauthorization in 2002.
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