Welfare dependence, like poverty, is a continuum, with variations in degree and in duration. Families may be more or less dependent if larger or smaller shares of their total resources are derived from welfare programs. The amount of time over which a family depends on welfare might also be considered in assessing their degree of dependency.
This introductory chapter provides an overview of the specific summary measures of welfare dependence proposed by the Advisory Board. It also discusses summary measures of poverty, following the Board’s recommendation that dependence measures not be assessed in isolation from measures of deprivation.
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. This Annual Report on Welfare Indicators, October 1998 is the second of these annual reports.
The Welfare Indicators Act challenges the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to identify and set forth not only indicators of welfare dependence and welfare duration but also predictors and causes of welfare receipt. However, welfare research has not established clear and definitive causes of welfare dependence. Instead, it has identifie
Following the format of the previous annual reports to Congress, Chapter II presents summary data related to indicators of dependence. These indicators differ from other welfare statistics because of their emphasis on welfare dependence, rather than simple welfare receipt. As discussed in Chapter I, the Advisory Board on Welfare Indicators suggest
Bonnie O'Day, Crystal Blyler, Anna Collins, Benjamin Fischer, Claire Gill, Todd Honeycutt, Rebecca Kleinman, Frank Martin, Joseph Mastrianni, Eric Morris, Lisa Schottenfeld, Allison Thompkins, Allison Wishon-Siegwarth, and Michelle Bailey
Mathematica Policy Research
ASPE Issue Brief, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), May 1, 2014, which can be accessed at http://aspe.hhs.gov/health/reports/2014/MarketPlaceEnrollment/Apr2014/ib_2014apr_enrollment.pdf.
Health Insurance Dynamics
Obtaining Coverage: Transitions out of the Uninsured State
Changing and Losing Coverage: Transitions into the Uninsured State
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 2008 Indicators of Welfare Dependence , the eleventh annual report, provides welfare dependence indicators through 2005, reflecting changes that have taken place si
The number of individuals involved in the criminal justice system is at a historic high. There are almost 2.3 million individuals in U.S. jails and prisons and more than 798,000 people on parole. It is estimated that 7,476,500 children have a parent who is in prison, in jail or under correctional supervision.
Minority children are disproportion
Data Sets Identified and Criteria for Assessment
Primary Data Sources for Holdings of Low-Resource Households' Assets
Survey of Income and Program Participation
Panel Study of Income Dynamics
Survey of Consumer Finances
Means for Improving Asset Data
General Means for Improving Asset Data
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 2007 Indicators of Welfare Dependence , the tenth annual report, provides welfare dependence indicators through 2004, reflecting changes that have taken place since
Key Themes and Findings
Perspectives on Fatherhood and Family Functioning
Perspectives on the PFF Program Experience
Perspectives on Child Support
Perspectives on Employment
Hopes and Aspirations for the Future
Consequences of Obesity
Federal Agency Activities
Site Visit to Gila River Indian Community
Directions for Future Research