Public Assistance Use Among Two-Parent Families: An Analysis of TANF and Food Stamp Program Eligibility and Participation - Research Brief. Low-income married-parent families are less likely than single-parent families to be eligible for public assistance programs, and once eligible, are less likely to participate

09/01/2005

This chart shows that among families under 200 percent of poverty, married-parent families have lower eligibility rates in both TANF and FSP, as one might expect. More notable is that even among those eligible, participation rates for married-parent families also are lower.

Low-income married-parent families are less likely than single-parent families to be eligible for public assistance programs, and once eligible, are less likely to participate.

 

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