The Food Stamp Program (FSP), administered by the U.S.
The following tables and figures present data on caseloads, expenditures, and recipient characteristics of the AFDC and TANF programs. Trends in national caseloads and expenditures are shown in Figures TANF 1 and TANF 2, and the first set of tables (Tables TANF 1 through 6). These are followed by information on characteristics of AFDC/TANF fam
Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2008. Economic Security Risk Factor 6. Child Support
Figure ECON 6. Percentage of Families Receiving Child Support Collections by Receipt of IV-D Services and Other Public Assistance: 1993-2005
Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2008. Economic Security Risk Factors (ECON)
The first group includes eight measures associated with economic security. This group encompasses five measures of poverty, as well as measures of child support receipt, food insecurity, and lack of health insurance. The tables and figures illustrating measures of economic security are labeled with the prefix ECON throughout this chapter.
Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2008. INDICATOR 1. Degree of Dependence
Figure IND 1a. Percentage of Total Income from Means-Tested Assistance Programs: 2005 Note: Means-tested assistance includes TANF, SSI, and food stamps. Total >50% includes all persons with more than 50 percent of their total annual family income from these means-tested programs. Income includes cash income and the value of food st
This introductory chapter provides an overview of the specific summary measure of welfare dependence proposed by a bipartisan Advisory Board 1 and how this measure was adopted for use in this annual report series. Also it discusses summary measures of poverty, following the Advisory Board’s recommendation that dependence measures not be assesse
1 The estimated $11 billion spent through CCDF and related government funding streams in fiscal year 2009 includes estimated expenditures on direct child care services of $7.2 billion in federal CCDF funds (including the Child Care and Development Block Grant and supplemental funds appropriated through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
The Adoption and Safe Families Act of 1997 directed the Secretary of HHS to develop this report to Congress. This report was prepared with the input of the Advisory Panel on Kinship Care which met in October 1998 and January 1999. The report has two parts. Part I reviews the academic and related research literature on kinship care, including what
Another set of methodological improvements include the transition from using the eligibility rules submitted to HHS as part of each state’s biannual state plans to the CCDF Policies Database. The new CCDF Policies Database includes more detailed information on how states calculate eligibility. For example, the Policies Database provides more det
Ahituv, Avner, and Robert I. Lerman. 2007. “How Do Marital Status, Work Effort, and Wage Rates Interact?” Demography 44(3): 623–47.
1.“African American” refers to non-Hispanic African American or black, and includes those who identified themselves as black or African American only. “White” refers to non-Hispanic white, and includes those who identified themselves as white only. People of Hispanic origin may be of any race. Respondents who identified as other or two or
Educational disparities have direct and immediate consequences in the labor market, and these disparities tend to be exacerbated during a recession. But for men of color, the employment gap—whether measured by unemployment rates or employment-to-population ratios7—remains large in good times and in bad. The unemployment rate among African Amer
CHIPRA Mandated Evaluation of Express Lane Eligibility: First Year Findings. B. What Is Express Lane Eligibility (ELE)?
Section 203 of CHIPRA authorizes ELE and permits states to rely on findings of other public agencies to determine whether a child satisfies one or more requirements for Medicaid or CHIP eligibility. In doing so, states can disregard technical differences in how these programs define the household members whose earnings are considered in determinin
America's Children in Poverty: A New Look at Who's Poor Under the Supplemental Poverty Measure. Table A-3. Statistics on Expenditures in Calendar Year 2010
Description Core Poor Lifted Out Thrown In OPM Poor SPM Poor Sample Size N = 7,666 N = 4,286 N = 1,828 N = 11,952 N = 9,494 Mean MOOP $1,782 $1,268 $9,237 $1,594 $3,070 Median MOOP $385 $423 $4,750
Estimating the Number of Individuals in the U.S. Without Health Insurance. Employer Sponsored Insurance (ESI) Adjustments
Due to changes in the CPS over time, as well as Census assumptions in recoding the unadjusted data, there were significant discontinuities in the ESI estimates that needed to be adjusted for, in order to be able present a consistent time series. Our three main issues are: age of ESI policy holder, addressing coverage from outside the household, an
Five Years Later: Final Implementation Lessons from the Evaluation of Responsible Fatherhood, Marriage and Family Strengthening Grants for Incarcerated and Reentering Fathers and Their Partners. Implications for Potential Funders
Successful implementation is a key prerequisite for building program models that can be rigorously tested. Strategies for program development suggested by the MFS-IP evaluation include:
Five Years Later: Final Implementation Lessons from the Evaluation of Responsible Fatherhood, Marriage and Family Strengthening Grants for Incarcerated and Reentering Fathers and Their Partners. Characteristics that Supported Program Continuation
All grantees, regardless of whether they had delivered family strengthening services to justice-involved families prior to the MFS-IP grants, expressed a strong commitment to continuing this work after OFA funding ended. As the grant period drew to a close, program leaders focused their sustainability efforts on federal grant-seeking, with some al