Across the nation, poverty and welfare reform presents challenges unique for rural areas.

Meeting these challenges calls for both more and new information on which to base decisions.

Below is a series of publications developed to help increase the knowledge and understanding of changes associated with the 1996 welfare reform legislation.


Publications

Thinking about Poverty Policy and Economic Development
Julie N. Zimmerman.

Its Not Just the Numbers: A Monthly Budget Case Study Update.
Julie N. Zimmerman, Deb Kershaw, Lori Garkovich.

The Bottom Line: Making Ends Meet in Rural Kentucky.
Julie N. Zimmerman and Lori Garkovich.

Getting Involved in Welfare Reform: Answers to Commonly Asked Questions.
Julie N. Zimmerman and the KY Cooperative Extension Welfare Reform Implementation Task Force - Decision Making Group

Welfare Reform: By the Numbers. (120 County Profiles)
Julie N. Zimmerman and Scott Samson.

Welfare Reform on the Internet.
Julie N. Zimmerman


Rural Issues Briefs


Research Reports

Rural America and Welfare Reform: An Overview Assessment.
Rural Welfare Reform Research Panel. P99-3. February 10, 1999.
Rural Policy Research Institute. (http://www.rupri.org/)
http://www.rupri.org/Forms/p99-3.PDF

Welfare Reform in Rural America: A Review of Current Research. 
Rural Welfare Reform Research Panel. P2001-5. February 2, 2001.
Rural Policy Research Institute. (http://www.rupri.org/)
http://www.rupri.org/Forms/p2001-5.pdf

The Impacts and Outcomes of Welfare Reform across Rural and Urban Places in Kentucky
Patricia H. Dyk and Julie N. Zimmerman. Final report for the Policy Outcome Grant. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.


Other Publications

Counting Cases: Changes in Welfare Recipiency Since 1993.
Julie N. Zimmerman. Welfare Reform Information Brief. Number 7, January 1999.
Southern Rural Development Center. (http://srdc.msstate.edu)

The New Federalism: Confounding Effects of Devolution.
Lori Garkovich. Welfare Reform Information Brief. Number 4, August 1998.
Southern Rural Development Center. (http://srdc.msstate.edu)

The Bottom Line: Welfare Reform, the Cost of Living, and Earnings in the Rural South. 
Julie N. Zimmerman and Lori Garkovich. Welfare Reform Information Brief. Number 2, April 1998.
Southern Rural Development Center. (http://srdc.msstate.edu)

Welfare Reform and Kentucky Women. 
Lorraine Garkovich and Julie N. Zimmerman. Pp. 57-70 in The Future Well-Being of Women in Kentucky. 1999. Kentucky Long Term Policy Research Center. (http://www.kltprc.net/)

Implications of Welfare Reform for Poor Kentucky Families
Lori Garkovich, Gary Hansen and Patricia Dyk.
Foresight, Vol. 4, No. 2. 1997.
Kentucky Long Term Policy Research Center. (http://www.kltprc.net/)