Abusive lending practices have made headlines around the nation,
and the issue remains hotly debated. Stephen O'Sullivan gives
an overview and an update on the issue. He focuses on how
various regulators and legislators are trying to curb abuses
without limiting access to the subprime market.
Factoring Child Care into the
Welfare to Work Equation
Child care supports are important in helping welfare recipients
make the transition to work. Two states in New England enacted
different welfare programs, and studies of these different state
programs both attest to how adequate and affordable child care
can influence a mother's decision to go to work.