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  • Synthesis of Research and Resources to Support at-Risk Youth

    Published: June 21, 2011
    This report provides a synthesis of research and existing ACF resources for serving at-risk youth…
  • TANF and the Broader Safety Net

    Published: January 15, 2012
    This research brief summarizes what we know about the connections between TANF and other large safety net programs…
  • TANF Child-Only Cases

    Published: January 15, 2012
    Almost half of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cases are “child-only cases,” which arise when…
  • Disconnected Families and TANF

    Published: November 15, 2011
    After creation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) in 1996, millions of single mothers…
  • TANF Recipients with Barriers to Employment

    Published: August 15, 2011
    Many parents receiving assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) face serious barriers…
  • How Has the TANF Caseload Changed over Time?

    Published: March 15, 2012
    Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) caseloads have plummeted since the program was enacted in 1996…
  • Facilitating Postsecondary Education and Training for TANF Recipients

    Published: March 15, 2012
    Increasing education among low-income parents is a vital component of policies to improve families’ economic status…
  • TANF Work Requirements and State Strategies to Fulfill Them

    Published: March 15, 2012
    A central component of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program is its emphasis on work. Adult TANF recipients, with some exceptions, must participate in work activities as a condition of receiving cash benefits. This brief discusses the federal work requirements and state strategies for meeting them. It especially focuses on state strategies since passage of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), the recession that began in December 2007, and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA).
  • Improving Employment and Earnings for TANF Recipients

    Published: March 15, 2012
    Over the past two decades, federal and state policymakers have dramatically reshaped the nation’s system of cash…
  • Household Screener, Revised

    Published: November 28, 2011
    This instrument details the National Survey of Early Care & Education’s Revised Household Screener…