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ERIC Number: ED537495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-18
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Improving Access to Education and Training for TANF Participants
Lower-Basch, Elizabeth
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP)
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant is one of the major sources of funding for services designed to help low-income parents succeed in the workplace. The TANF law limits the degree to which states can count TANF families engaged in education and training activities toward federal work participation rate requirements--an unfortunate limitation, given the strong link between educational attainment and earnings. This paper recommends that Congress remove these arbitrary limits and allow vocational educational training to count for at least 24 months, along with allowing adult education and English language services to count for at least six months so that students can transition into training. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families