ERIC Number: ED467366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-May
Reference Count: N/A
Recent Changes in California Welfare and Work, Child Care, and Child Welfare Systems. State Update. Assessing the New Federalism: An Urban Institute Program To Assess Changing Social Policies.
Montgomery, Deborah; Kaye, Laura; Geen, Rob; Martinson, Karin
This brief updates the Urban Institute's "Income Support and Social Services for Low-Income People in California," an overview of benefits and services in California in 1997, just before the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 was enacted. Since 1997, various states have made changes across the spectrum of social safety net services. This update concentrates on several of these services: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits and employment services, workforce development, child care, and child welfare. It begins with a profile of California's population, economy, and politics, then reviews California's income support and social services safety net. The next three sections describe in detail current policies and recent changes in the areas of TANF and employment and training, child care, and child welfare. The final section provides conclusions about changes in these three social welfare policy areas. Information in the brief comes from interviews with program staff in Alameda, Los Angeles, and San Diego counties; interviews with state-level officials; interviews with child welfare administrators in 15 other counties; and focus groups with participants and nonparticipants in California's Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids welfare reform program. (SM)
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Welfare, Children, Job Training, Low Income Groups, Poverty, State Aid, Welfare Reform, Welfare Services
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Urban Inst., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families