This project addressed transition events associated with people entering and exiting poverty using data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) and the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID). The study found that poverty entries and exits changed over the past two decades, with an increase in both poverty entries and exits (i.e.,
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American Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages have embraced the goals, objectives, and programs associated with welfare reform, but the lack of jobs limits the success of tribal programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Welfare-to-Work (WtW). The lack of jobs is one of the biggest problems in Indian Country. Recognizi
This report examines the efforts of state faith community liaisons (FCLs) in promoting the states implementation of Charitable Choice policies and regulations that govern how states and localities contract with faith-based organizations (FBOs), and to expand public partnerships with FBOs. The authors utilized existing state-specific data on Cha
This paper reviews the rich literature on this topic.
This paper adds a longitudinal perspective to the analysis of marriage and economic well-being and uses several techniques to control for the selectivity into marriage.
The number of people lacking health insurance coverage in the U.S. is sustained by a set of dynamic processes. Comparatively few of the uninsured remain in that state indefinitely, but uninsured persons who gain coverage are offset by insured persons who lose their coverage. In good economic times the balance shifts toward the gainers, and uninsur
Development of an Assistive Technology and Environmental Assessment Instrument for National Surveys: Final Report - Part I
The purpose of this project was to develop, pilot, and disseminate a set of instruments for national surveys to measure the use of assistive technology and the environments in which they are used. The project focused on older adults living in the community. The instruments have been designed as a series of modules that can be adopted in whole or p
This report provides a policy-oriented conceptual framework that has the potential to explain saving and asset accumulation across the entire population and to account for the low levels of saving and asset accumulation in the low-income population. The report also reviews empirical evidence that supports or challenges this framework. [PDF - 104 p
Prepared by: R. William Thomas Abt Associates Prepared for: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Contract: HEW-100-76-0179 Each chapter of the Report is in PDF format. Download a copy of the reader .
In 1999, HHS contracted with Urban Institute to conduct the Study of Screening and Assessment in TANF/Welfare-to-Work. The second phase of the study involved case studies of a limited number of localities to further explore how these agencies and their partners responded to the issues and challenges identified during phase one. This report present
The report is the final report of a cross-site evaluation of six demonstration sites in which child welfare agencies, dependency courts, and domestic violence service agencies collaborated to address the co-occurrence of domestic violence and child maltreatment in families. The six sites were San Jose and San Francisco, California, Lane County, O
Through site visit interviews, focus groups, analysis of program documents, and preliminary review of participant data, this report documents how the Partners for Fragile Families (PFF) programs began, changed, and evolved. From April 2000 through the end of 2003, nine states conducted PFF demonstrations, which were designed to help fragile famili
Role of Religiosity in the Lives of the Low-Income Population: A Comprehensive Review of the Evidence
This report is a comprehensive literature review and descriptive synthesis of the state of the research on the influence of religiosity and spirituality in the lives of the US low-income population. Findings are presented in six main areas: marriage and relationships, parenting, youth, mental and physical health, substance use, and crime and viole
What Challenges Are Boys Facing, and What Opportunities Exist to Address Those Challenges? Annotated Bibliography
July 2008 This bibliography is available on the Internet at: http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/08/boys/Biblio/ Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (52 pages) Project Page