This introductory chapter provides an overview of the specific summary measure of welfare dependence proposed by a bipartisan Advisory Board 6 and how this measure was adopted for use in this report series. It also discusses summary measures of poverty, following the Advisory Board’s recommendation that dependence measures not be assessed in is
The Welfare Indicators Act of 1994 requires the Department of Health and Human Services to prepare annual reports to Congress on indicators and predictors of welfare dependence. The thirteenth report on Welfare Indicators and Risk Factors provides indicators and risk factors through 2011 for most indicators, reflecting changes that have taken pl
Emerging Child Welfare Practice Regarding Immigrant Children in Foster Care: Collaborations with Foreign Consulates. Table 1. Provisions of Memoranda of Understanding Between Child Welfare Agencies and Consulates
TABLE 1. PROVISIONS OF MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN CHILD WELFARE AGENCIES AND CONSULATES Illinois Iowa Nebraska New Mexico Missouri* Washington* Los Angeles County, CA Monterey County, CA Riverside County, CA San Diego County, CA Sacramento County, CA
Emerging Child Welfare Practice Regarding Immigrant Children in Foster Care: Collaborations with Foreign Consulates. New Mexico: More Recent Collaborative Efforts
New Mexico’s agreement with its Mexican consulate is more recent than Illinois’s, dating to 2009. According to Arleen Lucero who manages the MOU for the state, the agreement has opened the lines of communication between government agencies on either side of the agreement. “It is beneficial to both agencies and is in the children’s best int
Emerging Child Welfare Practice Regarding Immigrant Children in Foster Care: Collaborations with Foreign Consulates. Illinois: A Decade of Cooperation with the Mexican Consulate
Illinois has among the largest immigrant communities in the nation and is a well-established destination for immigrant families. Given this context, the Illinois state child welfare agency, known as the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), established a specialized Immigration Services Unit that is responsible for assisting staff on
Emerging Child Welfare Practice Regarding Immigrant Children in Foster Care: Collaborations with Foreign Consulates. Content
The agreements varied considerably, with some much more detailed than others. The only element common to all of them was the requirement that the consulate be notified whenever the child welfare agency had custody of one of its citizens or the child of one of its citizens. Some other elements appeared in many agreements, but many provisions appear
Emerging Child Welfare Practice Regarding Immigrant Children in Foster Care: Collaborations with Foreign Consulates
As the number of immigrant children and children of immigrants in the U.S. has grown, child welfare agencies are serving an increasingly diverse spectrum of families, including many with at least one parent or some children who were born outside the U.S. To improve their work with these families, a number of child welfare agencies have in recent y
Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Appendix D. Additional Tables
Appendix D Table II-a Mother’s Relationship with the Father of Her Youngest Child at the Time of the Child’s Birth – by Ethnicity Relationship Percent Black White
Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Chapter VIII. Policy Implications and Future Research
This chapter presents a brief discussion of the policy implications of the study’s major findings. In particular, we examine the implications of the findings for the design and delivery of employmentrelated services to TANF recipients by state and local welfare agencies. In addition, key questions emanating from this research and issues that may
The findings in this chapter suggest that many TANF recipients face special health challenges, in that they experience physical and mental health problems at higher rates than the general population, and may also experience higher rates of health emergencies. The higher rate of health problems among TANF recipients appears to involve a wide range
Adult TANF recipients had over twice the hospitalization rate of the general population.
The findings in this chapter showed that the characteristics and potential employment barriers of TANF recipients vary widely. For example, while 38% of the survey respondents had not completed high school or a GED, 24% had completed college courses or technical courses in addition to graduating from high school. Lack of education or jobs may be a
Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Current Relationship with the Father
Only 11% of female respondents were currently married to or romantically involved with the father of their youngest child at interview.
Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Relationships Between Mothers and Fathers
One-quarter of the respondents were either married to or living with the father of their youngest child at the birth of the child.
Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Chapter II. Demographic Profile, Household Composition, and Mother -father Relationships
This chapter presents findings on demographic characteristics and household composition for the TANF recipients who responded to the survey. Findings are also presented on the nature of the relationships between mothers and fathers at the time of birth of their youngest child and at the time of survey. Recent research on “fragile families” and
Overlapping Eligibility and Enrollment: Human Services and Health Programs Under the Affordable Care Act. Appendix II. Overview of Programs
This appendix provides an overview of the various government programs discussed in the body of the paper. The following tables describe the eligibility rules and methods of each program, including rules on income limits, asset limits, reporting requirements, immigration and citizenship status, documentation requirements, enrollment priorities, and
DIABETES: YOU COULD BE AT RISK — TAKE THE TEST, KNOW YOUR SCORE! Diabetes means your blood sugar (glucose) is too high. How would you know? Are you often thirsty, hungry, or tired? Do you urinate often? Do you have sores that heal slowly, tingling in your feet, or blurry eyesight? Even without these signs, you could still have diabetes.
Diabetes can have a significant impact on quality of life by increasing risk for a variety of complications. These include:
Using Behavioral Economics to Inform the Integration of Human Services and Health Programs under the Affordable Care Act . After people have qualified for insurance affordability programs, what else must they do to apply for SNAP?
Depending on the individual’s situation, the following steps may be required:
Using Behavioral Economics to Inform the Integration of Human Services and Health Programs under the Affordable Care Act . Insights on take-up from neoclassical economics
Expected utility maximization theory can help explain why many eligible individuals do not take up seemingly free public benefits for which they qualify. Two major literature reviews analyze the impact of multiple factors on participation levels in many different programs.