ERIC Number: ED441908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress.
Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
This report addresses questions concerning the extent to which U.S. families depend on income from welfare programs, offering updated data on measures of welfare recipiency, dependency, and predictors of welfare dependence developed for previous reports. Chapter 1, "Introduction," reviews specific summary measures of welfare dependence proposed by the Advisory Board on Welfare Indicators, discussing summary measures of poverty. Chapter 2, "Indicators of Dependence," presents a broader group of indicators of welfare recipiency and dependence, including measures of the extent of recipiency for each of three programs considered separately and information on income from all three programs together. It shows interactions of Aid to Families with Dependent Children/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Supplemental Security Income, and food stamp benefits with periods of employment and with benefits from other programs. It also includes data on movements on and off welfare. Chapter 3, "Predictors of Risk and Risk Factors Associated with Welfare Receipt," examines predictors of welfare dependence possibly associated with welfare receipt. Predictors are shown in three groups: economic security, work status, and non-marital births. Two appendixes present program data on each of the main welfare programs and their recipients and additional non-marital birth data. (SM)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, Tables (Data), Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families