ERIC Number: ED458349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Policies Affecting New York City's Low-Income Families.
O'Neill, Hugh; Garcia, Kathryn; Amerlynck, Virginie; Blum, Barbara
This report describes policy and program changes affecting New York's low-income families, issues related to these changes, and ways that city, state, and federal governments might further enhance the well-being of low-income families. Part 1 reviews major new policies enacted by the federal and state governments since the mid-1990s, noting how they have affected low-income families. Part 2 describes changes in New York City's economy and labor market during the period under study. Part 3 describes the New York City Human Resources Administration's approach to implementing major changes in public welfare programs under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and the state's Welfare Reform Act, describing programs that have been particularly effective in improving services to low-income families and noting significant improvements in managing such programs. Part 4 describes support mechanisms available to low-income families outside of welfare, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, Unemployment Insurance, and state-sponsored health insurance. Part 5 highlights issues that New York City must address to improve opportunities for, and raise the living standards of, low-income families. Part 6 examines implications for federal, state, and local policies affecting low-income families. (SM)
Descriptors: Child Support, Day Care, Economic Factors, Employment Patterns, Federal Government, Federal Programs, Housing Needs, Local Government, Low Income Groups, Public Policy, State Government, State Programs, Unemployment Insurance, Welfare Services
National Center for Children in Poverty, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, 154 Haven Avenue, New York, NY 10032. Tel: 212-304-7100; Fax: 212-544-4200; Fax: 212-544-4201; Web site http://www.nccp.org.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York Community Trust, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Children in Poverty, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Childrens Health Insurance Program; Earned Income Tax Credit; Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act