This comment presents a historical view of the social welfare systems in the United States and Germany. It then explains and analyzes recent large-scale reforms made to each country's social welfare system - the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 in the United States, which profoundly impacted the availability of welfare benefits to poor Americans, and Germany's Agenda 2013 campaign, which reformed Germany's system of providing benefits to the long-term unemployed.
Social Welfare Reform: An Analysis of Germany's Agenda 2010 Labor Market Reforms and the United States' Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) of 1996 ,
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