Indicators of Welfare Dependence

Annual Report to the Congress
2002

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Contents

Executive Summary

I. Introduction and Overview

II. Indicators of Dependence

  1. Degree of Dependence
  2. Receipt of Means-Tested Assistance and Labor Force Attachment
  3. Rates of Receipt of Means-Tested Assistance
  4. Rates of Participation in Means-Tested Assistance Programs
  5. Multiple Program Receipt
  6. Dependence Transitions
  7. Dependence Spell Duration
  8. Program Spell Duration
  9. Long-Term Dependence
  10. Long-Term Receipt
  11. Events Associated with the Beginning and Ending of Program Spells

III. Predictors and Risk Factors Associated with Welfare Receipt

Economic Security Risk Factors

Employment and Work-Related Risk Factors

Non-Marital Birth Risk Factors

Appendices

  1. Program Data

  2. Alternative Definition of Dependence Based on Income from TANF and Food Stamps

  3. Additional Non-Marital Birth Data


Contributors to this report include Gil Crouse, Susan Hauan, Julia Isaacs, and Matt Lyon of the Office of Human Services Policy under the direction of Don Winstead, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS.


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Office of Human Services Policy
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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200 Independence Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201

Fax:  202-690-6562

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Last updated: 06/06/02