ERIC Number: ED407606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
The Family Transition Program: Implementation and Early Impacts of Florida's Initial Time-Limited Welfare Program.
Bloom, Dan; And Others
Florida's Family Transition Program (FTP) combines a welfare time limit of 24-36 months with services, requirements, and financial incentives designed to help welfare recipients find and hold jobs. Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) applicants who were not incapacitated, disabled, or otherwise exempt from the FTP program were randomly assigned to the FTP and control groups. The FTP's impacts from the time of its enactment in early 1994 through July 1996 were examined by reviewing data from the following sources: periodic visits to FTP service centers; surveys of all FTP, AFDC, and Florida's Project Independence staff; surveys of FTP and control group members; and reviews of computerized records of monthly AFDC and Food Stamp payments in Florida and casefile data. It was concluded that the FTP has generated modest increases in employment and earnings among participants, helped generate an increase in family income without raising welfare spending, and reduced spending on Food Stamps. A multistep process was established to review the cases of the few FTP participants who had reached their benefits time limit. (Appended are supplemental tables and figures and the items used to create scales for staff survey responses. Thirty-three tables/figures and 11 references are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Employment Programs, Family Programs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Questionnaires, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Tables (Data), Transitional Programs, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation, 16 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Health and Rehabilitative Services, Tallahassee.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Florida