Interim Status Report on Research on the Outcomes of Welfare Reform. Other Research Topics

06/01/1999

Half of the grantees are surveying former recipients about their attitudes toward TANF or welfare reform.  Additionally, Figure A-9 shows that five are surveying former recipients about their attitudes toward work.  Many grantees also are including survey questions to probe for recipients’ awareness of transitional child care (TCC) benefits and transitional Medicaid benefits.  Finally, 12 of the 14 grantees are surveying individuals that leave TANF about changes in household composition after program exit, such as birth of a new child.  Over half explicitly ask about changes in marital status, and about half use administrative and/or survey data to examine changes in household residence.

Figure 9. Other Research Topics