Lessons for Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the AFDC Caseload and Past Welfare-to-Work Programs

Title

Lessons for Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the AFDC Caseload and Past Welfare-to-Work Programs

Year

1997

Abstract

The authors have compiled and analyzed data that identifies historical trends in the AFDC caseload, the personal characteristics of recipients, and broad patterns of welfare participation. They also offer an evaluative survey on the effectiveness of past education, training and workfare programs in reducing the AFDC caseload.

Files

Download 1. Introduction (332 KB)

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Program Description and Sources of Caseload Growth
  3. Patterns of Welfare and Work Participation and Their Correlates
  4. The Effectiveness of Education, Work and Training Programs for Reducing Welfare Dependence
  5. Administrative and Incentive Changes Under the Jobs Program
  6. Summary and Concluding Comments

Sponsorship

Commissioned in 1992 by the former National Commission on Employment Policy (NCEP); completed in 1994

ISBN

9780880991803 (cloth) ; 9780880991797 (pbk.)

Subject Areas

UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Poverty and income support; Income support programs; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT; Public training programs; Welfare to work

Lessons for Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the AFDC Caseload and Past Welfare-to-Work Programs

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Citation

O'Neill, Dave M., and June Ellenoff O'Neill. 1997. Lessons for Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the AFDC Caseload and Past Welfare-to-Work Programs. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.