Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency: Fiscal Year 2019

Publication Date: January 13, 2020
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This portfolio of research describes all of the active or newly funded projects of our Division of Economic Independence in Fiscal Year 2019. The report covers five different topic areas, showing the breadth of our family self-sufficiency research.


This document provides detailed summaries of each family self-sufficiency research project that was active or newly funded during FY 2019, along with brief overviews of past projects, and highlights select findings released in FY 2019.

The studies in this report are organized into five sections:

  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
  • Employment and the Labor Market
  • Education and Training
  • Behavioral Science
  • Cross-Cutting and Other Safety Net Research

The report also describes our efforts to disseminate rigorous research on welfare and family self-sufficiency topics.


Portfolio of Research in Welfare and Family Self-Sufficiency, OPRE Report #2019-112, Washington, DC: Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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