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Lower-Basch, Elizabeth – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
This document provides an overview of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training (SNAP E&T). SNAP E&T is a funding source that allows states to provide employment and training and related supportive services to individuals receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps)…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients, Employment Services, Employment Programs
Lower-Basch Elizabeth; Lee, Helly – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
Even after accounting for all financial aid, many low-income college students have thousands of dollars of unmet need, even when they attend low-cost institutions such as community colleges. This is one factor that contributes to low rates of college completion, especially by low-income and other non-traditional students. One way to close this gap…
Descriptors: Low Income Groups, College Students, Student Financial Aid, Federal Legislation
Mohan, Lavanya – Center for Postsecondary and Economic Success, 2014
Nebraska's Employment First (EF) program allows parents who receive TANF cash assistance to pursue education and training that improves their ability to secure employment and long-term economic success. A parent must negotiate and sign an Employment First contract, facilitated by a case worker, between the participating parent and the state of…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients, State Programs, Adult Education
Krafft, Caroline; Davis, Elizabeth E.; Tout, Kathryn – Child Trends, 2014
The purpose of this series is to summarize key findings and implications from the Maryland Child Care Choices study, a longitudinal survey of parents who were applying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) in 2011. Families in the Maryland Child Care Choices study had at least one child age six or younger and lived in one of the…
Descriptors: Child Care, Longitudinal Studies, Parents, Welfare Services
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Aratani, Yumiko; Lu, Hsien-Hen; Aber, J. Lawrence – American Journal of Evaluation, 2014
Despite the claimed success of the 1996 Welfare Reform, little research using multivariate regression has examined changes in multiple public safety-net programs. Thus, we still do not know whether public safety-net programs for the poor have shrunk or increased nationwide, along with the sharp declines in cash assistance. Using state-level data…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Low Income Groups, Family Programs, Children
Gray, Kelsey Farson; Eslami, Esa – US Department of Agriculture, 2014
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) serves as the foundation of America's national nutrition safety net. It is the nation's first line of defense against food insecurity and offers a powerful tool to improve nutrition among low-income individuals. SNAP is the largest of the 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food Service, Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients
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DeFina, Robert; Hannon, Lance – Crime & Delinquency, 2013
During the past 30 years, U.S. poverty has remained high despite overall economic growth. At the same time, incarceration rates have risen by more than 300%, a phenomenon that many analysts have referred to as mass incarceration. This article explores whether the mass incarceration of the past few decades impeded progress toward poverty reduction.…
Descriptors: Poverty, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Crime
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Kim-Spoon, Jungmeen; Cicchetti, Dante; Rogosch, Fred A. – Child Development, 2013
The longitudinal contributions of emotion regulation and emotion lability-negativity to internalizing symptomatology were examined in a low-income sample (171 maltreated and 151 nonmaltreated children, from age 7 to 10 years). Latent difference score models indicated that for both maltreated and nonmaltreated children, emotion regulation was a…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Child Abuse, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Psychological Patterns
Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2013
Congress did not enact a continuing resolution bill by midnight September 30, 2013, thereby triggering a partial government shutdown effective October 1, 2013. October 1 began the federal fiscal year 2014. Most discretionary programs, those that are subject to the annual Congressional appropriations process, will not receive 2014 funding. Most,…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Federal Government, Federal Aid
Huelsman, Mark; Engle, Jennifer – Institute for Women's Policy Research, 2013
Student parents face many challenges to accessing, persisting, and completing postsecondary education. While some of these challenges are unique to student parents--such as finding quality child care during class and work hours and juggling studying and academic assignments with parenting duties--others are typical of low-income and underserved…
Descriptors: College Students, Parents, Student Financial Aid, Paying for College
Riccio, James A. – Institute for Research on Poverty, 2013
The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) are long-standing policies that link cash assistance to low-income families to work effort. A new policy being tested in New York City adopts this "conditional cash transfer" principle and extends it to a broader set of family efforts to build their…
Descriptors: Tax Credits, Family Income, Poverty, Low Income Groups
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2013
"Kids Count in Colorado!" is an annual publication of the Children's Campaign, providing state and county level data on child well-being factors including child health, education, and economic status. Since its first release 20 years ago, "Kids Count in Colorado!" has become the most trusted source for data and information on…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Program Effectiveness
Buck, Beverly; Baker, Robin – Colorado Children's Campaign, 2013
The "Colorado Children's Budget" presents and analyzes investments and spending trends during the past five state fiscal years on services that benefit children. The "Children's Budget" focuses mainly on state investment and spending, with some analysis of federal investments and spending to provide broader context of state…
Descriptors: Budgets, Expenditures, Trend Analysis, Children
Buck, Beverly; Cuciti, Peggy L.; Baker, Robin – Colorado Children's Campaign, 2013
The "Colorado Children's Budget 2012" provided detailed information on appropriations and sources of financing for programs that help children across four domains: early childhood development and learning, health, education, and support services. This report dives deeper into one of the issues that surfaced in that report. The…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Economic Climate, Financial Support, Block Grants
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Adams, Adrienne E.; Greeson, Megan R.; Kennedy, Angie C.; Tolman, Richard M. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2013
Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a serious, widespread problem that negatively affects women's lives, including their economic status. The current study explored whether the financial harm associated with IPV begins as early as adolescence. With longitudinal data from a sample of 498 women currently or formerly receiving welfare, we used latent…
Descriptors: Family Violence, Intimacy, Females, Educational Attainment
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