ERIC Number: ED183259
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The AFDC-Unemployed Fathers Program and Welfare Reform.
Hosek, James R.
This research investigates the determinants of family participation in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Unemployed Fathers (AFDC-UF) program, and projects the changes in caseload and cost that would arise under selected program modifications. The modifications include extending the UF program to all states, setting a nationwide benefit floor, and relaxing certain eligibility requirements. The analysis indicates that (1) the traditionally low UF caseload does not mean that the program is ineffective; (2) eligibility rules appear less influential than labor market opportunities and unemployment insurance in determining family participation in UF; (3) foreseeable modifications of the UF program would not cause drastic changes in caseload and cost; and (4) after alterations the UF program would still be less expensive and have narrower coverage than a negative income tax. (Author/JMB)
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Eligibility, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Fathers, Federal Regulation, Program Costs, Unemployment, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
Rand Corporation, Publications Department, 1700 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90406 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Social and Rehabilitation Service (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.