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Relave, Nanette – Reauthorization Notes, 2002
The various parties interested in reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program are considering a number of issues related to the program's work requirements. The following policy questions have sparked particular debate: (1) the impact that allowing additional activities to count toward federal participation rates…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship
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
Loprest, Pamela; Wissoker, Douglas – 2002
Data from the National Survey of America's Families (NSAF) in 13 states for 1997 and 1999 was used to study how welfare reform policies, mandated by the 1996 passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, affected employment of single mothers with children. The states were Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida,…
Descriptors: Adults, Change, Economic Factors, Employed Parents
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. – 2002
This document reports on a congressional hearing on the George W. Bush administration's proposals for welfare reform and legislation to reauthorize the 1996 welfare reform law. Testimony includes statements from United States (US) Representatives John Boehner and Patsy Mink; Tommy G. Thompson, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Advocacy, Child Care, Child Welfare
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. – 2002
This Congressional report contains the testimony and documents presented for the record at the second of two hearings on the effects of welfare reform and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant. Other areas receiving particular attention from witnesses included the impacts of education and training on employment patterns…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Block Grants, Economics, Education Work Relationship
Kamerman, Sheila B., Ed.; Kahn, Alfred J., Ed. – 1997
This report is the sixth and final report in a series designed to help states, local government, and the voluntary sector, as they respond to the social policy debates and changes precipitated by the 104th Congress through its welfare reform efforts. This final report draws on the lessons the project learned from commissioned papers, six…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Delivery Systems, Federal Legislation, Needs Assessment
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Finance. – 2001
This Congressional report contains the testimony and documents presented for the record of a hearing to gather input regarding the Strengthening Working Families Act of 2001, which was drafted to provide the assistance needed by former welfare recipients and other poor working parents to remain employed and advance in the labor market. The…
Descriptors: Adoption, Block Grants, Child Care, Conflict Resolution
Friedman, Pamela – Reauthorization Notes, 2001
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 led to an increase in the percentage of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients seeking more immediate employment and a decline in the percentage pursuing postsecondary education or degree programs. Since TANF's enactment, several legislative bills have…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Attitudes
Kaplan, Jan – Issue Notes, 2001
Older teens living in families receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) face serious sociodemographic disadvantages. When combined with the characteristic risk-taking behaviors of adolescence, these disadvantages pose a threat to TANF teens' immediate and future physical, psychological, and emotional health and to their long-term…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Career Academies, Community Programs
Peck, Jamie – 2001
This book discusses the evolution of workfare policies in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Chapter 1 defines the term "workfare" and examines the concepts of transnationalizing workfare and workfarist labor regulation. Chapter 2 establishes workfare's theoretical context and explores the relationship between welfare…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities
Peters, H. Elizabeth; Plotnick, Robert D.; Jeong, Se-Ook – 2001
This paper summarizes changes in key elements of welfare policy and in closely related policies on child support enforcement and sex education and family planning programs. Drawing on a conceptual framework that highlights how incentives created by public policy can affect demographic behaviors, the paper concludes that, as Congress intended,…
Descriptors: Abortions, Child Rearing, Child Support, Cohabitation
Cohen, Marie – Issue Notes, 1998
This document examines issues related to promoting education among teenage recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The document begins with background information about the provisions of recent federal legislation affecting TANF recipients under age 20. The following are among the 16 policy and management issues considered in…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Agency Role
Knitzer, Jane; Bernard, Stanley – 1997
This report examines the potential impact of federal welfare legislation, Public Law 104-193, The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, on vulnerable families already in or at risk of entering the child welfare/child protection systems. The report includes an overview of the challenges states face; questions for state…
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Abuse, Child Welfare, Children
Stebbins, Helene – 1997
The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 presents states with new opportunities and flexibility to design programs for teen parents. This report summarizes how welfare reform has changed the environment for teen parents dependent on welfare. The report presents research findings on the costs of supporting teen…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Early Parenthood, Federal Legislation, Parents
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
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