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 http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/indicators07/.
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.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Human Services Policy