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Examining the Role of the Family in Welfare Reform

Robert Rector is a policy analyst at the conservative think tank, the Heritage Foundation. He is credited wiith being the driving force behind the rightward swing of the newest GOP welfare reform. He believes the welfare system creates illegitimacy, and that, "the more you spend [on welfare] the more clientele for the programs you create." He also believes to bring people out of their "behavioral poverty," they need to work for their assistance.

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Other segments from the episode on February 16, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 16, 1995: Interview with Robert Rector; Interview with Richard Clifford; Review of the television show "Mad About You."

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