1. Inclusion of statutory rape in reporting requirements
Moving People from Welfare to Work. Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.. Participation Standards: What does it take to engage a substantial proportion of people in welfare-to-work program activities?
Despite the fact that participation in welfare-to-work activities is generally required in exchange for welfare receipt, welfare agencies often have a difficult time engaging a large share of their caseloads in program activities. Reacting in part to low participation rates in welfare-to-work programs, FSA broke new ground in requiring states to e
Moving People from Welfare to Work. Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.. Case Management: Do different strategies yield different results?
As mentioned in the description of the NEWWS programs operated in Columbus, there are two general approaches to welfare case management: traditional and integrated. Although each can be argued to have advantages and disadvantages, some policymakers and program operators have speculated that integrating the roles of income maintenance and employmen
Moving People from Welfare to Work. Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.. Income: How can welfare-to-work programs increase family resources?
The administrators of all the welfare-to-work programs studied in NEWWS hoped that their programs' preemployment services, mandates, and messages would enable welfare recipients eventually to increase their income and move out of poverty, but their relative emphasis on and methods of achieving this goal differed. The education-focused programs emp
Moving People from Welfare to Work. Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.. Children's Well-Being: How might programs that have mandates and services but leave income unchanged affect children in the long run?
During the two decades before FSA's passage, mothers receiving welfare who had children under age 6 were generally not subject to the participation and work requirements of welfare-to-work programs. With FSA's passage came the advent of mandatory participation in welfare-to-work activities for mothers with young children. Because the new mandate's
Moving People from Welfare to Work. Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.. Subgroup Findings: Which types of programs work best for which groups of welfare recipients?
Evaluations of welfare-to-work programs operated before FSA's passage found that the programs were most effective for the moderately disadvantaged and least effective for the most disadvantaged and the least disadvantaged (to learn how these groups were defined in NEWWS, read the first finding below).
1. Inclusion of statutory rape in reporting requirements Alaska statutes require mandated reporters to report all instances where they suspect that a child has suffered harm as the result of child abuse.  The definition of child abuse includes specific reference to sexual abuse, and it does not include any provisions that indicate that it
Moving People from Welfare to Work. Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.. Research Design
NEWWS used a random assignment research design to estimate the effects of the studied programs. Welfare recipients were randomly assigned to one of two or three research groups, depending on the site. One of the groups was always a control group. In all the sites, control group members were eligible for welfare as usual. In addition, they were e
Each state’s reporting requirements identify certain individuals who are required to notify the authorities of suspected abuse. Although it varies by state, mandated reporters are typically individuals who encounter children through their professional capacity . In Pennsylvania, the statute requires all individuals who encounter a case of abu
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Accountability, Cost-Effectiveness, and Program Performance: Progress Since 1998.. Appendix: The U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness
Studies Summary of Cost Offset Studies Intervention Studies
Toward Understanding Homelessness: The 2007 National Symposium on Homelessness Research. Accountability, Cost-Effectiveness, and Program Performance: Progress Since 1998.
The authors summarize the progress made in the past decade toward making homeless assistance programs more accountable to funders, consumers, and the public. They observe that research on the costs of homelessness and cost offsets associated with intervention programs has been limited to people who are homeless with severe mental illness. But this
Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) Income Conversion Methodologies. Section II: Disregard Methods
This section of the paper summarizes the Department’s analysis of the potential methods to reflect varying state disregards, and the reasons for its selection of the Standardized MAGI Conversion Methodology. The Disregard Methods convert a state’s current Medicaid net income standard to an equivalent standard that accounts for disregards.
Pre-MAGI Medicaid and CHIP financial eligibility standards vary among states and territories. Currently, subject to federal standards, states set their own rules with respect to income and the level of assets that qualify applicants for Medicaid. As part of this flexibility, states can determine sources and amounts of income that are counted when
The Affordable Care Act extends Medicaid to low-income adults and provides tax credits for coverage through the new Affordable Insurance Exchanges (Exchanges). 1 A key component of these coverage expansions is the use of the tax concept of Modified Adjusted Gross Income (MAGI) to assess financial eligibility for Medicaid and the Children’s He
In 2011, the teen birth rate for ages 15-19 was 31.3 live births per 1,000 population, or 329,797 births. This is the lowest rate since 1991; however, disparities in teen birth rates persist. In 2011, the teen birth rate for Latinos was 49.4 per 1,000, 47.4 per 1,000 for Non-Latino African Americans and 36.2 per 1,000 for American Indian and Ala
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Alzheimer's Disease: A Literature Review. Evidence of Racial and Ethnic Disparities
Prevalence, Incidence, and Diagnosis