Families on TANF in Illinois: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Employment Assets and Liabilities


As TANF programs nationwide continue to focus on employment, program administrators and staff have expressed great interest in identifying the assets and liabilities that TANF recipients bring to the labor market. Given the sharp reduction in the welfare rolls that occurred after the passage of PRWORA in 1996, program administrators, policymakers and researchers have made assumptions about the characteristics and circumstances of those individuals who remain on welfare. In this chapter, we take a closer look at the assets that the heads of single-parent TANF cases in Illinois may bring to a job. We also consider the prevalence of characteristics that may pose liabilities for employment.

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