Indicators of Welfare Dependence: Annual Report to Congress, 2003. Table TANF 4. Federal and State AFDC Benefit Payments Under the Single Parent and Unemployed Parent Programs, Fiscal Years 1970 to 1996 [In millions of current and 1996 dollars]

03/01/2003

Fiscal Year (1) Single Parent 1 (2) Unemployed Parent (3) Child Support Collections 2 (4) Net Benefits 3 (1) + (2) minus (3) (5) Net Benefits ( 1996 dollars) 4
>1 Includes payments to two-parent families where one adult is incapacitated.
2 Total AFDC collections (including collections on behalf of foster care children) less payments to AFDC families.
3 Net AFDC benefits--Gross benefits less those reimbursed by child support collections.
4 Constant dollar adjustments to 1996 level were made using a CPI-U-XI fiscal year price index.
Note: Data are not available after 1996 because the TANF data reporting requirements do not require that caseload data be separated into single parent and unemployed parent components.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Financial Management.
1970.................. 3,851 231 0 4,082 15,722
1971.................. 4,993 412 0 5,405 19,882
1972.................. 5,972 422 0 6,394 22,715
1973.................. 6,459 414 0 6,873 22,504
1974.................. 6,881 324 0 7,205 22,740
1975.................. 7,791 362 0 8,153 23,363
1976.................. 8,825 525 245 9,105 24,469
1977.................. 9,420 617 395 9,642 24,121
1978.................. 9,624 565 459 9,730 22,870
1979.................. 9,865 522 584 9,803 21,156
1980.................. 10,847 693 593 10,947 21,186
1981.................. 11,769 1,075 659 12,185 21,472
1982.................. 11,601 1,256 771 12,086 19,879
1983.................. 12,136 1,471 865 12,742 20,128
1984.................. 12,759 1,612 983 13,388 20,264
1985.................. 13,024 1,556 901 13,679 19,967
1986.................. 13,672 1,563 951 14,284 20,335
1987.................. 14,807 1,516 1,070 15,252 21,115
1988.................. 15,243 1,420 1,196 15,466 20,569
1989.................. 15,889 1,350 1,286 15,952 20,246
1990.................. 17,059 1,480 1,416 17,123 20,702
1991.................. 18,529 1,827 1,603 18,753 21,583
1992.................. 20,130 2,121 1,824 20,426 22,816
1993.................. 19,988 2,298 1,971 20,315 22,028
1994.................. 20,393 2,404 2,093 20,704 21,871
1995.................. 19,820 2,212 2,215 19,817 20,367
1996.................. 18,438 1,973 2,374 18,037 18,037

 

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