This paper presents the Survey of Income and Program Participation data on child care for working guardians on AFDC. These guardians use care by relatives 58% of the time for their youngest children under 6. They are thus using informal care arrangements which are generally free or low cost instead of more formal arrangements, for which one genera
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Easing the Burden of Caregiving: The Effect of Consumer Direction on Primary Informal Caregivers in Arkansas
Cash and Counseling, an innovative model of consumer direction, has been implemented as a three-state demonstration designed to weigh the advantages and disadvantages of allowing Medicaid beneficiaries to assume more responsibility for the supportive services they may need.
Coming of Age: Employment Outcomes for Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care Through Their Middle Twenties
A primary task for youth in transitioning to adulthood is sustaining employment to be self-sufficient. Studies of former youth who age out of foster care find that they generally experience unstable employment patterns and earn very low incomes between ages 18 and 20. However, less is known about whether these youths' initial patterns of employm
This report assesses the appeal of the Cash and Counseling demonstration by: (1) estimating the proportions of eligible beneficiaries that participated and comparing the characteristics of participants and nonparticipants; (2) describing beneficiaries' most common reasons for agreeing or declining to participate; and (3) examining whether the demo
This paper presents results of a descriptive analysis of the effects of nursing home use of Medicaid eligibility status. Data from the 1982 and 1984 National Long-Term Care Surveys were used to "track" a cohort of disabled elderly persons residing in the community in 1982 over the following two years. While 12% of the cohort spent some time in nur
James W. Conroy Temple University Valerie J. Bradley Human Services Research Institute PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/5yrpenn.pdf (267 PDF pages)
Maximizing the Value of Philanthropic Efforts through Planned Partnerships between the U.S. Government and Private Foundations
This report presents findings from a study that examined how the US government and private philanthropic foundations develop and sometimes coordinate health and social services initiatives domestically and internationally. The report summarizes results of a literature review, case studies of nine public and private philanthropic initiatives, and
Assistive Device Use Among the Elderly: Trends, Characteristics of Users, and Implications for Modeling
This study adds to understanding by updating information on trends in use of disability equipment and exploring how disability and other characteristics differ for equipment users and nonusers. Data are from the 1984-1999 rounds of the National Long Term Care Survey, which has been a key source of earlier information on trends in equipment use.
The purpose of this study is to better understand the relationship between disability declines and Medicare costs and what Medicare spending patterns may suggest about the relationship between disability and health. To that end, the study examines actual patterns of Medicare spending and utilization that occurred over the period of declining dis
This report examines the costs of selected Dept. of Labor Welfare-to-Work (WtW) grantees as part of the HHS evaluation of the WtW program. The main objectives of the WtW cost analysis were to understand the cost structure of these programs and factors that influenced their costs. The report estimates total WtW program costs, allocation of costs ac
A Descriptive Analysis of Patterns of Informal and Formal Caregiving among Privately Insured and Non-Privately Insured Disabled Elders Living in the Community
This research was designed to answer current questions surrounding long-term care insurance. It was also designed to provide basic sociodemographic and service utilization profiles for disabled private long-term care insurance policyholders, and to compare such data and findings to the experiences of non-insured disabled community-dwelling elders.
This project models the effects of child support pass-through and disregard policy to estimate the benefits and costs of various federal and state policy choices. It estimate the effects of both program variables, such as changes in other public benefit payments and administrative costs, and some individual variables, such as noncustodial parents'
This is Release 1 of the Long Term Care-Nursing Home (LTC-NH) Electronic Health Record System (EHR-S) Functional Profile. Based on, and conformant with, the HL7 EHR-S Functional Model (FM) Release 1, February 2007, this document represents the culmination of one year of extensive work by private and public industry representatives and other stakeh
This report presents results of efforts to match Medicare and Medicaid data for 1996. It describes the data sets and methods used in the study; presents the results for physician (medical), outpatient, and inpatient claims; and briefly concludes the analysis. [33 PDF pages]
Head Start programs provide comprehensive child development, educational, health, nutritional, social and other services to predominantly low income preschool children and their families. In recognition of the important role parents play in their child's development, Head Start programs are required to provide for the direct participation of paren
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Federal Programs for Persons with Disabilities Brian O. Burwell, Bonnie Preston, and Sarah Bailey Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. January 1990 PDF Version: http://aspe.hhs.gov/daltcp/reports/task2es.pdf (143 PDF pages)
Reliability and Validity of the National Incidence of Child Abuse and Neglect Study Conducted by Westat Associates in 1988: Methodological Review
This report summarizes a methodological review of the 1988 National Incidence of Child Abuse and Neglect Study (NIS-2) and highlights the review's implications. The review includes an analysis by two expert statisticians concerning the validity of NIS-2 and the reliability of its results, alternative explanations of the data posed by several child