AGENCY ID TITLE G/O OBJECTIVE PROJECT OFFICER ACF-OCSE 7055 OCSE Responsible Fatherhood Programs: Early Implementation Lessons 7.3 Increase the involvement and financial support of non-custodial parents in the lives of their children Arnaudo, David ACF-OFA 8150
GOAL 6: Improve the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, and communities, especially those most in need
The Child Outcomes Synthesis Project synthesized the results from the Project on State-Level Child Outcomes, a series of demonstrations in five States that measured the impacts of welfare reform on the well-being of children. The synthesis first looked at adult outcomes that the programs attempted to change (e.g., employment and earnings) and then
Eight states received Responsible Fatherhood demonstration grants or waivers through the Office of Child Support Enforcement to allow them to test comprehensive approaches to encourage more responsible fathering by non-custodial parents. Each state project was different but they all provided a range of needed services such as job search and traini
Performance Improvement 2004. Child care subsidy policy issues and prospects for evaluation research in states and communities
This project sought to learn about current childcare policy issues and to develop potential research questions to inform the design of a childcare evaluation research initiative. The project was jointly sponsored by the Administration on Children and Families and the Smith Richardson Foundation. Childcare policy issues have grown over the past d
Performance Improvement 2004. Welfare reform in Philadelphia: implementation, effects, and experiences of poor families and neighborhoods
This report focuses on the implementation of welfare reform in Philadelphia County between 1996 and 2000. Pennsylvania substantially changed its welfare system under Welfare Reform, and in Philadelphia, implementation of the law was lenient in some respects. During the first two years on welfare, recipients were asked to conduct an eight-week job
The Long-Term Care Financing Model is a resource which has been extensively used by ASPE to project future long- term care utilization and expenditures and simulate various long term care policy options. These include expansions of public financing, such as those proposed during health care reform, as well as changes to Medicaid and Medicare.
Performance Improvement 2004. estimates of the risk of long-term care: assisted living and nursing home facilities
This study examined the characteristics of persons entering assisted living and nursing facilities to determine what factors were associated with the risk of moving to these types of settings, and whether the factors associated with assisted living facility transitions are different from those associated with traditional nursing home admission.
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 “2002 Indicators of Welfare Dependence”, the sixth annual report, provides welfare dependence indicators through 2000, reflecting changes that have taken place sin
Performance Improvement 2004. Monitoring outcomes for los angeles county's pre- and post-CalWORKs leavers: How are they faring?
This study examined the post-welfare experiences of two cohorts of welfare leavers: a group who exited welfare in Fall 1996 (pre-CalWORKs) and a group who exited welfare in Fall 1998 (post-CalWORKs). Welfare and other public benefit receipt and employment were tracked using administrative data for approximately 27,000 leavers. To provide detail u
Performance Improvement 2004. Welfare reform in miami: implementation, effects, and experiences of poor families and neighborhoods
This report focuses on the implementation of welfare reform in Miami-Dade County between 1996 and 2002. Florida’s welfare reform went beyond federal law by imposing a relatively short, two- or three-year time limit on benefit receipt and by cutting off all cash assistance when adults failed to comply with work requirements or other rules. Howeve
Performance Improvement 2004. The indiana welfare reform evaluation: five-year impacts, implementation, costs and benefits
This project evaluated Indiana’s welfare reform program, which included a strong work-first focus combined with a 24-month time limit on adults’ receipt of assistance, a family cap policy, and a number of personal responsibility provisions. The program was evaluated using a statewide random assignment experiment.
This project assessed the relationship between welfare use, income, employment and training, and health care coverage, on the one hand, and multiple measures of child well-being within the TANF recipient population on the other. As families transition from welfare to work in the context of welfare reform policies, large variation in these features
This demonstration evaluated the Ohio Works First (OWF) provisions implemented under Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). OWF provisions include: (1) completion of a self-sufficiency contract, (2) more generous income disregards, (3) a 36-out-of-any-60 month time limit, and (4) whole family sanctions. In Ohio, local jurisdictions have g
Performance Improvement 2004. Welfare transitions in the 1990s: the economy, welfare policy and the EITC
This study examined the reasons for the sharp caseload declines that occurred in the nation from 1986 to 1999. It used data from Survey of Income and Program Participation to develop caseload models. Unlike most studies of this nature which directly model the caseload, this study separately modeled entry and exit rates. It should be noted that the
AGENCY ID TITLE G/O OBJECTIVE PROJECT OFFICER ACF-ACYF 8149