Dynamics of Children's Movement Among the AFDC, Medicaid, and Foster Care Programs Prior to Welfare Reform: 1995–1996. The Transitions Studied


The diagram below depicts, in general, the transitions that we studied.  The first and second levels depict the direct transitions (no time between the two) from AFDC to foster care, Medicaid only, and no participation in any of the three programs.  Going from the second to the third levels depict the second transition for the original AFDC cohort.  We only have one branch going to the fourth level because it is the only transition at that level that we analyze.  Hazard and survival curves for each of these transitions are in the Appendix.

  Figure 1. Flow of children from AFDC to Medicaid and Foster Care programs.