ERIC Number: ED457288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators of Welfare Dependence. Annual Report to Congress, 2001.
Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.
This fourth annual report addresses the extent to which U.S. families depend on income from welfare programs, providing updated data on measures of welfare recipiency, dependency, and predictors of welfare dependence developed for previous reports. It highlights benefits under Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), now Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF); the Food Stamp Program; and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The report uses data from the Current Population Survey and administrative data to provide updated measures through 1998 for several dependency indicators. Other measures are based on the Survey of Income and Program Participation and other data sources. Results indicate: in 1998, 3.8 percent of the total population was dependent (a drop from 5.8 percent in 1993); the drop in dependency paralleled the drop in AFDC/TANF and food stamp caseloads; long-term dependency was relatively rare; and as the dependency rate fell, the poverty rate for all people also fell. Four appendixes present: data on AFDC, TANF, the Food Stamp Program, and SSI; an alternative definition of dependence based on income from AFDC/TANF and food stamps; additional non-marital birth data; and sources of data. (SM)
Descriptors: Children, Family Income, Family Problems, One Parent Family, Poverty, Tables (Data), Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
Office of Human Services Policy, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 410E, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20201. Fax: 202-690-6562; For full text: http://www.aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/hsp-home.htm.
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