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Poverty & Economic Mobility

ASPE releases the annual U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines, which are used to determine financial eligibility for some Federal programs. Presented here are the poverty lines for every State and the District of Columbia. You will also find extensive resources on poverty estimates, trends, and analysis, plus historical information on poverty and the Guidelines. More broadly, this section also encompasses issues like poverty and income dynamics, and asset building and financial literacy.


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Performance Improvement 1995

Foreword Continuous improvement in government is a central theme of the Clinton Administration. As we move toward a balanced Federal budget, funds available for all Departments will be increasingly constrained. All programs must become more efficient and must demonstrate their effectiveness in improving the lives of all Americans.

Patterns of Substance Use and Substance-Related Impairment among Participants in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC)


RESEARCH AGENDA: Personal Assistance Services and Related Supports

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation sponsored an expert meeting on research related to personal assistance services (PAS). This day long meeting was the first of three expert meetings on disability topic areas that DALTCP is considering for inclusion in its research agenda.

Costs of Mandatory Education and Training Programs for Teenage Parents on Welfare: Lessons from the Teenage Parent Demonstration

Submitted to: U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesAssistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) Rm. 404E, HHH Bldg. 200 Independence Ave., SW

Building Self-Sufficiency Among Welfare-Dependent Teenage Parents: Lessons from the Teenage Parent Demonstration

By Rebecca Maynard The Teenage Parent Demonstration (TPD) was a major, large-scale, federal demonstration initiative sponsored by the U.S.

Brookings/ICF Long-Term Care Financing Model: Designing and Using Model Simulations

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Brookings/ICF Long-Term Care Financing Model: Model Assumptions

This report provides pertinent details about the variables, data, and equations on which the Brookings/ICF Long Term Care Financing Model is based. It is designed for those interested in learning precisely how the model generates its results.

Brookings/ICF Long-Term Care Financing Model: Programmer's/Operator's Manual

The Brookings/ICF Long Term Care Financing Model is available to interested researchers. However, access to a mainframe computer and significant amounts of computer time are required. The computer tape containing the code of the model and associated input data can be purchased through NTIS.

Brookings/ICF Long-Term Care Financing Model: User's Guide to Specifying Simulations

This report discusses the parameters of the model and provides examples of how these parameters can be changed to simulate alternative scenarios of the utilization and financing of nursing home and home care by elderly persons for the period 1986-2020. [94 PDF pages]