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Poverty & Economic Mobility

ASPE releases the annual U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines, which are used to determine financial eligibility for some Federal programs. Presented here are the poverty lines for every State and the District of Columbia. You will also find extensive resources on poverty estimates, trends, and analysis, plus historical information on poverty and the Guidelines. More broadly, this section also encompasses issues like poverty and income dynamics, and asset building and financial literacy.

Reports

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Housing Status Assessment Guide for State TANF and Medicaid Programs

March 15, 2009
This Housing Status Assessment Guide for State TANF and Medicaid Programs is part of a study entitled Homelessness Data for HHS Mainstream Programs, that explored the extent to which states collect data on housing status and homelessness from applicants for the two largest HHS mainstream programs that may serve indi

Who are Low-Wage Workers?

February 27, 2009
  ASPE RESEARCH BRIEF(*) Who are Low-Wage Workers? February 2009 This Research Brief is available on the Internet at:http://aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/09/LowWageWorkers/rb.shtml

Summary of Immigrant Eligibility Restrictions Under Current Law

February 24, 2009
Summary of Immigrant Eligibility Restrictions Under Current Law As of 2/25/2009 This document summarizes the immigrant eligibility restrictions under the following laws: 

Homelessness Data in HHS Mainstream Programs

February 4, 2009
This study explores the extent to which states collect data on housing status and homelessness from applicants for the two largest HHS mainstream programs that may serve individuals or families experiencing homelessness: Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).

Who are Low-Wage Workers?

January 31, 2009

Role of State Faith Community Liaisons in Charitable Choice Implementation: Practice Models from the States

January 5, 2009
By: Pamela Winston and Ann E. Person Mathematica Policy Research (MPR)  

Performance Improvement 2009

December 31, 2008
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services200 Independence Ave., S.W.Washington, D.C. 20201   Program evaluation:

Assets, Poverty, and Public Policy: Challenges in Definition and Measurement

December 29, 2008
This report reviews the definitions and measures of assets and asset poverty in existing theoretical and empirical studies and suggests ways to make them more relevant for future research and policy development. In doing so, the report establishes a conceptual foundation for an emerging field of inquiry that focuses on the role of assets in social policy. [45 PDF pages]

Using Data to Monitor and Improve the Work Participation of TANF Recipients: Examples from New York City and Utah

December 19, 2008
This practice brief profiles two strategies, one statewide and one local, for analyzing, reporting, and using data to hold case managers and administrators accountable for increasing the work participation of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients.