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Child Care Bureau, 2004
This publication was developed in conjunction with a special Tribal Cluster Training, "Collaboration and Accountability as Foundations for Success," held in Portland, Oregon on August 24-25, 2004. This Tribal Cluster Training is jointly sponsored by the Office of Family Assistance (OFA), which administers the Tribal Temporary Assistance…
Descriptors: Program Administration, Money Management, Accountability, Grants
Gravelle, Paula B.; Silvernail, David L. – Center for Education Policy, Applied Research, and Evaluation, 2004
This eighth edition of "The Condition of K-12 Public Education in Maine" is designed to provide Maine citizens, legislators, and educators a yearly report on the state of Maine public schools and education. This new edition updates educational information which appeared in earlier editions, and also provides information on several new…
Descriptors: Expenditure per Student, Student Attitudes, Academic Achievement, Educational Indicators
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Anderson-Butcher, Dawn; Khairallah, Angela Oliver; Race-Bigelow, Janis – Social Work, 2004
This study examined the effect of involvement in mutual support groups on long-term recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other vulnerable individuals. From qualitative interviews with nine group members, the study identified key themes, benefits, and barriers related to involvement in the groups. Content analysis of the…
Descriptors: Social Work, Content Analysis, Welfare Recipients, Social Support Groups
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Anderson, Steven G.; Halter, Anthony P.; Gryzlak, Brian M. – Social Work, 2004
People who leave welfare commonly return, and this phenomenon has become more pressing in the time-limited TANF program. Fostering stable TANF exits may be particularly difficult in poor inner-city areas because of job shortages and neighborhood deterioration. Perspectives of TANF leavers from five focus groups in Chicago about problems leading to…
Descriptors: Caseworkers, Job Development, Focus Groups, Welfare Services
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Stuber, Jennifer; Kronebusch, Karl – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2004
We developed a conceptual framework to examine the association between stigma, enrollment barriers (e.g., difficult application), knowledge, state policy, and participation in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) and adult Medicaid programs. Survey data from 901 community health center patients, who were potential and actual…
Descriptors: Patients, Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients, Program Attitudes
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Cancian, Maria; Meyer, Daniel R. – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2004
Current debates about the success of TANF reforms have been obscured by the use of inconsistent indicators of success, as well as by measurement difficulties associated with alternative indicators. This paper considers conceptual and measurement issues associated with three different indicators of economic well-being: independence from public…
Descriptors: Poverty, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Success
Ziegler, Derek – Association for Children of New Jersey, 2004
"Camden Kids Count 2004" provides a snapshot of child well-being in one of New Jersey's most impoverished cities, in the hopes of helping both city and state policymakers make use of limited resources to help New Jersey's neediest children. Here are some major findings documented in this report: (1) Thirty-five percent of Camden's…
Descriptors: Population Trends, English (Second Language), Postsecondary Education, Transportation
Jobs for the Future, 2003
This document includes comments on the adult provisions of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), informed by research conducted with employers, employer organizations, and others on the strengths and weaknesses of the current workforce development system from the perspective of employers and low-wage, low-skill employees. Jobs for the Future is…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Employees, Welfare Services, Adults
Mincy, Ronald B.; Oliver, Helen – 2003
This brief presents new information on the variations in family structure or living arrangements of poor children, by age and race, and analyzes the implications for current policy decisions. Data from the 1999 NSAF indicate that about half of poor children have two highly involved parents. This is the norm for poor infants but is less likely to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Blacks, Child Welfare
Rector, Robert; Fagan, Patrick F. – 2003
At the time of its enactment, liberal groups passionately denounced the welfare reform legislation, predicting that it would result in substantial increases in poverty, hunger, and other social ills. Contrary to these alarming forecasts, welfare reform has been effective in meeting each of its goals. Data from various sources show that overall…
Descriptors: Change, Child Welfare, Federal Legislation, Low Income Groups
Institute for Educational Leadership (NJ1), 2003
This Manual should serve as a primary resource for site operators. It is organized so that all sites, no matter where they are in their development, will be able to find the information and resources they need to grow their initiative. In addition to offering suggestions on how to organize and conduct activities, this Manual provides research and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Disabilities, Technology Education, Vocational Education
Joyce Foundation, 2003
Millions of Americans work hard every day but struggle to support their families on low wages. Millions more have recently moved from welfare to work, but have been unable to escape poverty. Altogether, according to the U.S. Labor Department, more than six million Americans are counted among the working poor. Meanwhile, critical industries like…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Job Training, Low Income Groups, Welfare Services
Kafer, Krista – Heritage Foundation, 2003
The author reacts to the impending reauthorization of the Head Start program by questioning evidence of its long-term impact and making several recommendations for reform: (1) Strengthen Head Start school readiness standards; (2) Guarantee civil rights protections for faith-based providers; (3) Encourage state innovation and improvement; and (4)…
Descriptors: School Readiness, Civil Rights, Disadvantaged Youth, Children
Nelson, Laura; Purnell, Rogeair – 2003
The challenges faced by low-income parents as they pursued an associate's degree or postsecondary credential and the effects of the comprehensive student services offered by the CalWORKs community college program were examined through focus groups at the following California community colleges: Grossmont College; Sacramento City College; and Santa…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Associate Degrees, At Risk Persons
Zedlewski, Sheila R.; Nelson, Sandi; Edin, Kathryn; Koball, Heather; Pomper, Kate; Roberts, Tracy – 2003
This study sought to determine why some families live outside the government cash income support system despite extreme poverty. Qualitative interviews were conducted with 95 extremely poor families (cash income below 50 percent of the federal poverty level living without employment income or government cash assistance). The interview sample was…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Child Support, Coping, Family Financial Resources
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