ERIC Number: ED423052
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Anticipating the Effects of Federal and State Welfare Changes on Systems That Serve Children. Children and Welfare Reform. Issue Brief 2.
The National Center for Children in Poverty is developing a series of issue briefs on children and welfare reform to help policymakers, community leaders, and advocates use the opportunities afforded by welfare changes in ways that are most likely to benefit both children and adults. This second issue brief focuses on the impact of federal and state welfare initiatives on state and community policies and systems that serve children and families. Noting that the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act changed many rules upon which programs and services to poor children and families were predicated, eliminating some programs and creating others, this brief discusses the implications of the federal and state changes in welfare policy as they affect child care subsidies, early education programs, child health, and child welfare. The brief also identifies strategies that hold the greatest potential for developing links between systems to minimize potential harms and maximize positive outcomes for children and families, and considers the development of support for implementing such strategies. (JPB)
Descriptors: Children, Economically Disadvantaged, Family Income, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Low Income Groups, Poverty Programs, State Aid, State Programs, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
National Center for Children in Poverty, Columbia University School of Public Health, 154 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032; phone: 212-927-8793; fax: 212-927-9162 ($5 prepaid).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Children in Poverty, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act