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ERIC Number: EJ841472
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1052-2158
Leaving Welfare: Differences between Those Who Exited Voluntarily and Those Who Stayed
Santhiveeran, Janaki; Jimenez, Jillian
Journal of Family Social Work, v8 n3 p19-35 2004
This article uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979-1998 to understand the differences between those who exited the welfare system voluntarily (leavers) and those who stayed (non-leavers), 1990-1996. The purpose of this research was to examine the differences between the groups in their personal and family characteristics, employment status and poverty status. In addition, logistic regression was used to assess significant predictors that affect the probability of exiting from welfare. The overall results show that being married and having been employed longer prior to exit increases the chances of voluntary welfare exit and having more children is a significant barrier to welfare exit irrespective of individuals' marital and employment status. Leavers and non-leavers significantly differed in their poverty status and employment status for each assessment year. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth