Virtual Libraries

Poverty, Welfare Reform and Welfare-to-Work

Center for Poverty and Urban Change - (http://povertycenter.cwru.edu/

Contains Information on the psychosocial stressors of women transitioning from welfare to work. 

Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC) - (http://www.mdrc.org

MDRC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social policy research organization. Its site includes publication lists, public-use files, and career opportunities. You can also join their mailing list from this site. 

Research Forum on Children, Families, and the New Federalism - (http://www.researchforum.org

According to the Research Forum's webmaster, this site includes a clearinghouse that features an on-line database with up-to-date summaries of welfare research projects. The database currently includes 47 reviewed and 81 unreviewed research projects. 

Research Information Network on Women and Girls in Illinois - (http://www.uic.edu/orgs/rin

Provides information for Illinois women and girls on topics such as health/aging, education/training, employment/poverty, violence/safety, and family/caregiving issues. Includes national and international information. 

stateline.org - (http://www.stateline.org

This site is a resource center for news on each state. Sections include Healthcare, Welfare Reform, Taxes/Budget, Education, Utility Deregulation, Campaign Finance and Y2K. Once you select a state to view news about, you can then choose to see top news stories, perform a story search, and view state statistics as well as compare your selected state to up to four other states.