ERIC Number: ED460244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Recent Changes in Michigan Welfare and Work, Child Care, and Child Welfare Systems. State Update No. 4. Assessing the New Federalism: An Urban Institute Program To Assess Changing Social Policies.
Seefeldt, Kristin S.; Leos-Urbel, Jacob; McMahon, Patricia; Snyder, Kathleen
Michigan is a leader in state efforts to gain more autonomy over social service programs. Many changes, including those made to the child care and child welfare systems, were part of the governor's blueprint for reform, To Strengthen Michigan Families. This report begins with a profile of Michigan's demographic, economic, and political conditions, then discusses its social safety net. The following three sections offer more detail on specific programs and services, examining recent changes, the administrative structure, general service delivery, and important policies affecting each program and the clients that the program serves. The first section describes Michigan's Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, the Family Independence Program (FIP), highlighting Michigan's work-related component for TANF recipients (Work First) and the overall workforce development system. The next section covers the state's system for providing child care for FIP and non-welfare families. The third section describes the child welfare system, particularly the interaction between child welfare and welfare reform. The report concludes by assessing Michigan's place in the spectrum of state approaches to welfare reform, workforce development, and child care and child welfare, then presents a summary of accomplishments and an examination of future issues and challenges. (Contains 17 endnotes.) (SM)
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Day Care, Low Income Groups, Social Services, State Government, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Working Poor
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, NJ.; Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, Menlo Park, CA.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; David and Lucile Packard Foundation, Los Altos, CA.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; McKnight Foundation, Minneapolis, MN.; Commonwealth Fund, New York, NY.; Weingart Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; Fund for New Jersey, East Orange.; Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Milwaukee, WI.; Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Rockefeller Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunities Reconciliation Act; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families