Families on TANF in South Carolina: Employment Assets and Liabilities. Organization of the Report


The remainder of the report presents the key findings from the study. Chapter II examines the demographic characteristics of the TANF recipients who responded to the survey, as well as findings on mother-father relationships. Chapter III examines the welfare and employment history and experiences of the survey respondents, including survey findings and administrative records data. Chapter IV presents the findings on potential employment assets and liabilities among the survey respondents.

Chapter V presents an analysis of the relative importance of different employment liabilities among TANF recipients as barriers to employment. Chapter VI presents a profile of survey respondents who had been granted work exemptions or time limit extensions in South Carolina.
Chapter VII of the report presents an analysis of hospital emergency department visits and hospital discharges among TANF recipients in South Carolina compared to the general population. Chapter VIII provides a review and discussion of the policy implications of the findings from the study, including a review of future research needs. Appendices to this report provide the data tables common to the five states and the District of Columbia participating in this ASPE-sponsored research program, (Appendix C) as well as additional data tables (Appendix D) and figures (Appendix E) from analyses of the South Carolina surveys.


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