ERIC Number: ED416988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Apr-29
Reference Count: N/A
Welfare, Work and Childcare in Washington State: A Report.
Brandon, Richard N.; Plotnick, Robert D.
This report examines data from a study of the relationship among work status, wage levels, marital status, education, age of youngest child and use of child care in allowing low income households to remain off welfare. The study described looking separately at public assistance status (whether a household received welfare) and recidivism (how long a household remained off welfare once exiting). The report is organized into two sections: the first presents data on the impact of raising young children on work and welfare, and sorts the multiple effects on work, child care, and public assistance status; the second section presents descriptive findings and data on factors associated with success in staying off welfare, and findings for Washington state compared to other studies of welfare recidivism. The findings include the following: (1) work, wages, and marital status are the strongest factors determining a household's welfare use; (2) marital status has a significant relationship with the ability of women with young children to remain independent of welfare; (3) the presence of young children (age 0-6) and use of child care were important determinants of women's ability to work and remain economically independent; and (4) effects of education on welfare are unclear. (Contains 2 appendices of statistical data and 14 references.) (SD)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Children, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Economic Factors, Economic Impact, Economically Disadvantaged, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Employment Patterns, Family Work Relationship, Low Income Groups, Poverty Programs, Recidivism, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Work Environment
Human Services Policy Center, Box 353060 University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Washington State Dept. of Social and Health Services, Olympia.
Authoring Institution: Washington Univ., Seattle. Human Services Policy Center.
Identifiers - Location: Washington