Children in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Child-Only Cases with Relative Caregivers. Literature Review


A comprehensive synthesis of available literature and current state policies and practices regarding child-only cases provided context for both secondary analysis and case studies. The goals of the comprehensive literature review include

  • identifying what is known about the number and characteristics of children in TANF child-only cases with relative caregivers;
  • synthesizing information on the policies and practices of TANF agencies at the state and local level with regard to children in child-only cases with relative caregivers; and
  • determining, as a point of comparison, what is known about the well-being of children in relative care.

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