ERIC Number: ED442529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Welfare Reform Briefing Book.
Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
This report presents information on the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program in light of efforts at welfare reform. Following a listing of whom to call at the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) regarding various welfare issues, the report's first section, "Basic Facts on Welfare," presents information on the AFDC in a question-and-answer format. The next section, "State-by-State Fact Sheets on Welfare Reform," presents data collected by the United States Department of Health and Human Services on the AFDC. The third section discusses why Safety Net Entitlements must not be converted into block grants and is followed by a section that discusses the Personal Responsibility Act. The fifth section presents charts on major welfare bills and is followed by an analysis of the differences between major reform bills. The sixth section provides a discussion of child poverty--"The Costs of Child Poverty: Key Findings from Wasting America's Future." The report is concluded by a discussion of CDF's long-term vision for welfare, emphasizing the following areas: employment opportunities, child care, education and training, job retention, health coverage, child support, family integrity, and work incentives. (MOK)
Descriptors: Block Grants, Child Health, Disadvantaged Environment, Educational Opportunities, Federal Legislation, Federal State Relationship, Financial Support, Parent Role, Poverty, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services, Young Children
Children's Defense Fund, 25 E Street, NW; Washington, DC 20001; Tel: 202-662-3510; Fax: 202-662-3530 ($3).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Defense Fund, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children