How much do you know about welfare?

How Much Do You Know About Welfare?

How Much Do You Know About Welfare?

Commentary about business and finance.
June 3 2016 5:50 AM

The Welfare Quiz

How well do you understand one of the most sweeping legislative changes of the past 20 years?

President Bill Clinton speaks on Oct. 27, 1996, in Nashville, Tennessee.

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When it comes to welfare, misconceptions abound about who gets it, how much they get, and why. That confusion has intensified in the two decades since the 1996 welfare reform bill reimagined how welfare dollars are distributed. The quiz below will test your perceptions about welfare—and might change those perceptions, too.

Gina Delvac is an assistant producer for Marketplace.