The purpose of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Care and Development Fund Research Synthesis Project was to inform research planning and support evidence-based decision making related to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families and Child Care and Development Fund programs. This study sought information concerning efforts to encourage participation in and completion of postsecondary education among recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families cash assistance and other low-income populations.
It is challenging to increase the proportion of low-income individuals who enroll in higher education, particularly among single parents. Some community-college-based programs have increase full-time enrollment and credits earned for students already enrolled in higher education-some of whom were welfare recipients-but only one program has been found to increase at least medium-term school persistence.
Report Title: Facilitating Postsecondary Education and Training for TANF Recipients, http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/other_resrch/tanf_ccdf/reports/postsecondary.pdf
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Emily Schmitt, 202-401-5786
Performer: Urban Institute
Record ID: 9879 (March 13, 2012)