Indicators of Welfare Dependence: 2007 Research Brief. Conclusion


This brief has highlighted key findings on welfare dependence. A copy of the full report Indicators of Welfare Dependence, 2007, with these and many other indicators and risk factors of dependency, can be found at



1.  Current legislative authority for the TANF block grant is from the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (P.L. 109-171).

2.  TRIM-adjusted CPS data for 2005 are not available. Non-adjusted estimates from the Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the CPS indicate a similar level of dependence between 2004 and 2005.


Marty McGeein
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary

Melissa Pardue
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy

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