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Morris, Pamela; Gennetian, Lisa A.; Knox, Virginia – 2002
Studies of nearly a dozen welfare programs were reviewed to determine the effects of welfare policies on children and youth and to identify issues requiring consideration during reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The following were among the key findings: (1) the school achievement of elementary school-age…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Child Welfare, Children
Hastedt, Christine B.; Smith, Rebekah J. – 2002
Five years after the massive overhaul of the nation's welfare system, 21 Maine families receiving public assistance spoke about their lives during welfare reform. The following were among the key themes that emerged throughout the conversations: (1) those leaving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) often remain poor or very nearly poor;…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Health Care, Case Studies, Child Care
Weaver, R. Kent – 2002
The 1996 welfare reform legislation replaced the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program with a new Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. This new program has a fixed funding level that is not altered by inflation or economic cycles or caseload size. Individual states' shares are based on the amount they…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Block Grants, Child Welfare, Employment Programs
Lazere, Edward B. – 1996
Children are among the poorest of Maine's residents. Nearly 1 in 5 children under the age of 18, 19.3%, lived in families below the federal poverty line in the early 1990s. Most of these poor children lived in working families. The working poor are often missing from policy debates, but their numbers are likely to increase with welfare reform…
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Employment Patterns, Minimum Wage
Plein, L. Christopher – 2001
Structured work and training activities for welfare recipients in West Virginia began in 1962 when the state's entire caseload of two-parent families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children was enrolled in mandatory work and training activities. In 1980s-1990s, the Community Work Experience Program became an important tool in…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Compliance (Legal), Economic Climate, Economic Opportunities
Kates, Erika – 1992
This annotated bibliography describes 78 resources on improving access to higher education for low income women. It covers the literature for the period 1950 to 1990 and reflects the emergence of a new hybrid policy area that combines higher education and public welfare. Entries either directly address the issue of access to higher education for…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Females, Higher Education
Danziger, Sheldon H., Ed. – 1999
This book contains 10 papers on three key questions regarding the effects of the 1996 Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), which ended the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program: why welfare caseloads are falling; how welfare recipients are faring; and how the states are responding to changing…
Descriptors: Business Cycles, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Economic Climate, Employed Women
Weinberg, Daniel; Germanis, Peter – 1988
Twenty years after the War on Poverty was launched, dependency on public support remains widespread. Part 1 of this report summarizes current research concerning the following issues affecting welfare programs: (1) evaluating the economic effects of welfare; (2) dynamics of dependency; (3) welfare and work; (4) welfare and family structure; (5)…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Community Programs, Employment Programs, Family (Sociological Unit)
McLaughlin, Megan E. – 1992
The centerpiece of the 1988 Family Support Act (FSA) is the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Act, which directs states to provide a broad range of educational, training, and employment services. FSA offers states an opportunity to design humane and effective programs to assist welfare recipients to move out of poverty. FSA also has…
Descriptors: Blacks, Child Welfare, Employment Programs, Federal Legislation
Cianfrani, Joseph Thomas – 1994
Implementation is the challenge facing any attempts to reform the U.S. welfare service system. Without consideration of an implementation strategy, a reform plan will be destined to fail. Because many planners of welfare reform may be unfamiliar with program initiation, planners need a guide to assist implementation. This report provides planners…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Government Role, Legislation, Planning
Johnson Foundation, Inc., Racine, WI. – 1982
This paper--the outcome of a conference and subsequent consultations involving a majority of the nation's former Secretaries of Health, Education, and Welfare--recommends the revision of the present program of Aid to Families with Dependent Children. A brief overview of the United States welfare system and a detailed list of eight charges made…
Descriptors: Conferences, Eligibility, Federal Aid, Federal State Relationship
Moore, Patricia W.; And Others – 1980
The Massachusetts "Day Care Consumer Profile" describes the consumers of publicly subsidized day care in the Department of Social Services' Day Care Program. The Department of Social Services which is the Title XX Agency in Massachusetts, serves over 13,000 children across the state in contracted day care programs. The…
Descriptors: Day Care, Eligibility, Family Characteristics, Family Income
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. – 1977
The aim of the research review reported here was to draw together empirical findings that illuminate the factors affecting Work Incentive Program (WIN) results and contribute to discussion of future welfare, work-training, and employment policies. (WIN, authorized in 1967, has sought to put people on Aid to Dependent Children (AFDC) to work…
Descriptors: Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Family Structure, Federal Programs
King, Christopher T. – 1988
Concern for performance management has increased sharply in recent decades in both the public and private sectors. This has been particularly true in the management of state and federally funded human resource development programs. Legislative purpose, level of use, the role of performance standards, appropriate measures of performance, target…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Educational Policy, Employment Programs, Government Role
Smith, Audrey D.; Herberg, Dorothy – 1972
Two studies comprise this report. The first paper, "Child Care Arrangements of Mothers in the Work Incentive Program," places particular emphasis on the mothers' patterns of utilization of various types of child care arrangements, the apparent adequacy of these arrangements, the degree of the mothers' satisfaction with them, and the…
Descriptors: Child Care, Day Care, Employed Parents, Employed Women
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