ERIC Number: ED430105
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
The Family Transition Program: Implementation and Three-Year Impacts of Florida's Initial Time-Limited Welfare Program.
Bloom, Dan; Farrell, Mary; Kemple, James J.; Verma, Nandita
This report focuses on implementation, impacts, and time limit in Florida's Family Transition Program (FTP), a welfare reform initiative. Chapter 1 describes FTP and evaluation, target population, and data. Chapter 2 describes implementation of FTP in Escambia County: staffing and organizational structure of FTP and traditional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) programs and services provided, differences between FTP and AFDC, participation levels in employment-related activities among FTP and AFDC group members, and changes in FTP over time. Chapter 3 discusses the process when clients approach and reach FTP's time limit on cash assistance, including the following aspects: how quickly, how many, and which FTP participants are reaching the time limit; time-limit review process; time limit; and average earnings and welfare receipt of individuals whose benefits were terminated. Chapter 4 discusses early findings from the post-time-limit study. Chapter 5 uses administrative records data to examine FTP's impacts on employment earnings, welfare receipt, and family income during the 3 years after random assignment. Key findings are as follows: FTP has increased participants' total income, reduced reliance on public assistance, and produced different results for different subsets of the welfare population. Only a small proportion of FTP participants have reached the time limit, but almost all of these have had their benefits entirely canceled. Appendixes contain 21 references, additional tables, study sample, and methodology. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florida State Dept. of Children and Families, Tallahassee.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children