Welfare reform’s impact on poverty remains complex and uncertain. While the 1996’s landmark legislation made strides to “end welfare as we know it,” there are still children and families who fall through the cracks.
The issue brief addresses how federal programs assist low-income families when employment disappears.
The policy paper explores how states used $1.3 billion from the TANF Emergency Fund to create and implement subsidized employment programs.
A comprehensive collection of data and reports that focus on TANF, EITC and Welfare, along with an extensive list of experts in the field.
First Focus’s third annual guide examines over 180 children’s programs funded by the federal government.
The report finds that today's new mothers are older, better educated and more likely to be single than their counterparts two decades ago.
The report examines the history of food insecurity in the United States and argues that federal food programs could be run more efficiently.
The report reviews and suggests policies to improve the economic state of unmarried women.
The report finds that TANF, the nation's primary welfare program, does not adequately aid victims of domestic violence.
A compilation of the latest statistics on the health and welfare of U.S. children, including individual fact sheets on each state.
At least $65 billion in vital government services and support remain unclaimed. The authors highlight methods to extend outreach efforts to ensure that low-income families receive the benefits they critically need.
The Web-based mapping tool enables comparisons of 90 indicators of the food environment among U.S. counties.
The report explores public assistance programs in New York City, where the number of families and children living in homeless shelters in 2010 is expected to increase by 13 and 15 percent, respectively.
The brief finds that rural families that that have been reported of child abuse are more likely than urban families to be headed by a single parent and endure economic and family stress.
The policy brief suggest goals for the upcoming reauthorization of TANF, which is to occur in September.
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