This handbook is a go-to resource for human services providers looking for practical ways to implement social capital building practices to improve participant outcomes.
Douglas County Community Mental Health Center fosters relationships for incarcerated and reentering individuals recovering from substance use in Douglas County, Nebraska through coffee chats and connections with staff.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing child care providers across the country to close. Between February and April 2020, employment in the child care industry dropped by about one third, losing 360,000 jobs. We do not yet know how this will affect the longer-term economic health of this sector. This has implications for the supply, quality, and price
This tool demonstrates how human services practitioners can use a logic model to map out the role social capital plays in their programs, providing hypothetical examples and a blank tool for practitioners to fill in themselves.
Analysis of State Efforts to Comply with Fair Labor Standards Act Protections to Home Care Workers Pamela J. Doty, Ph.D., and Marie R. Squillace, Ph.D. Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Edward Kako, Ph.D. Mission Analytics Group, Inc. December 2019
The purpose of this study is to describe and document changes states have made to their Medicaid or other publicly-funded consumer directed home care programs for seniors and individuals with disabilities to comply with the 2013 update to Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations. This report provides an overview of early implementation activiti
ASPE has contracted with Research Triangle Institute and the University of North Carolina School of Government for this project, which seeks to understand how local, state, faith-based, and nonprofit human services programs and organizations can create and use social capital to increase employment, reduce poverty, and improve child and family well
While child support agencies have acknowledged the rise in substance use among noncustodial parents, there is little to no research that has looked specifically at this population with substance use issues and the effects of that use on child support outcomes, including payment patterns and arrears accumulation.
Gary R. Bond, Debra Lerner, Robert E. Drake, Cheryl Reidy, and Jacky Choi Westat Printer Friendly Version in PDF Format (55 PDF pages)
Among employed adults, major depression is a leading cause of work absences (absenteeism) and impaired work performance (presenteeism) as well as short-term and long-term work disability. Depression is one of the largest and fastest growing categories of work disability claims filings in the public and private disability insurance sectors. Despite
This brief examines instability across key areas of family life for children and their households, and the characteristics of those most likely to experience instability. It explores a finding from an earlier ASPE brief that instability was pronounced among children in households where the highest level of education was “Some College,” and loo
Studies in a range of disciplines document high levels of instability for many families and the negative effects this insecurity can have on child development, adult well-being, and family self-sufficiency. This study examines the nature and extent of instability for children and their families using nationally representative data on nearly 15,000
This is the ASPE-sponsored web site on Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) \"leavers\", applicants, caseload studies, and other state studies of welfare outcomes. This site has been developed to provide technical assistance to ASPE-funded grantees and other researchers, background on the ASPE-funded grants to states and counties, access
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Income and Employment Fluctuations among Low-Income Working Families and Their Implications for Child Care Subsidy Policy
This brief explores income and employment patterns of working families, potentially eligible for Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) subsidies, over a 12-month period. Analysis of the 2008 panel of the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) waves 8 to 11 (early 2011 to early 2012) followed a group of families who were assumed to be
A Policy to Provide Child Care Access for All Working Families: Effects on Mothers’ Employment and Caseload
This brief describes the effects of an alternative policy that would expand child care by providing subsidies for children ages three and younger in working families with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines. The alternative policy would also increase the average annual subsidy per child age three or younger from $5,56
Research generally has demonstrated the employment benefits of providing child care. However, much of the existing research on child care policies on parental labor force participation was conducted prior to the early 2000s or in non-U.S. contexts. This brief provides policymakers and researchers with new evidence from a study of the effects o
This study used a rigorous difference-in-differences approach to examine the effect of child care policy on women's labor force participation. The study examined the effects of state-level spending, copayment rates, and income eligibility thresholds on the probability of employment and labor force participation by potentially eligible women (defin
Moving People from Welfare to Work. Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.. Selected Publications From This Evaluation
Moving People from Welfare to Work: Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies . Prepared by Gayle Hamilton, MDRC, 2002. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation; and U.S. Department of Educatio
This report summarizes findings from an ASPE study of the first year of the White House Rural Council/HHS Rural IMPACT demonstration, which aims to reduce poverty through coordinated services for both children and parents.