Final Synthesis Report of Findings from ASPE "Leavers" Grants. Chapter VII: Child Well-Being and Child Care

11/27/2001

Since changes in welfare primarily affect families with children, there is concern over how the children of families leaving welfare are faring. Unfortunately, leaver studies contain limited information about childrens outcomes and well-being. Some studies do include information on childrens health status and insurance coverage, school or non-school behaviors, and involvement with the child welfare system. Since few studies report findings for any specific measure, it is difficult to make cross-study comparisons. However, from these limited results we can begin to assess the range of outcomes for children in families that have left the TANF program.