I was dismayed to see you publish an unsubstantiated and highly misleading claim that welfare “reform” is not harming children. The study dealt with the atypical welfare mothers able to find sustainable employment. For them, I don’t doubt that having enough money rather than too little would be an improvement. Unmentioned are the many unskilled people arbitrarily deprived of aid and forced into a desolate job market. Many social workers for private charities can bear witness to the emotional condition of children coming from this kind of ordeal.

Forrest Curo
Wallingford, Pa.