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After creation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program (TANF) in 1996, millions of single mothers…

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).

Increasing education among low-income parents is a vital component of policies to improve families’ economic status…

Over the past two decades, federal and state policymakers have dramatically reshaped the nation’s system of cash…

This research brief summarizes what we know about the connections between TANF and other large safety net programs…

TANF Child-Only Cases

January 15, 2012

Almost half of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cases are “child-only cases,” which arise when…

Many parents receiving assistance from Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) face serious barriers…

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) caseloads have plummeted since the program was enacted in 1996…