it], includes the dollar amount of income received from child support and alimony payments and the dollar amount of benefits received from AFDC
Of those who began a Medicaid spell on AFDC
-UP, 34 and 31 percent, respectively, ended the spell on the Edward-Meyers program.
Buckley and Brinig (1996) find that an increase in AFDC
payments increases the state bankruptcy filing rate.
Our review of the literature indicates that in either the AFDC
or TANF policy environment, welfare recipients' lives after exiting from welfare are by no means easy.
Because of the small sample size of the individual disorders and the lack of significant bivariate results, we examined the associations among race, AFDC
status, and psychiatric disorders using the composite "any disorder" variable rather than the individual disorders.
it], we consider those affecting AFDC
and food stamp rules.
Although 19 percent to 30 percent of AFDC
recipients are married women (Moffitt, Reville, & Winkler, 1998), studies have shown consistently that single mothers are likely to stay longer in supplementation or dependency than married people (Bane & Ellwood, 1983; Cheng, 1995; Coe, 1981; Dickinson, 1986; Osmond & Grigg, 1978).
Goals of AFDC
and TANE: AFDC
's goals were to encourage the care of needy children in their homes, promote family self-support, and strengthen family life (Committee on Ways and Means, 1998).
In general, the Categorically Needy (all AFDC
recipients and their families) have been eligible for Medicaid in all states.
For example, bladder and urethral infections were diagnosed for 95,000, or 10 percent, of our sample of adults with disability and more than 185,000, or 12 percent, of AFDC
Between the inception of AFDC
and the present, a major change has taken place in the reasons for a child's dependency on the program.
Believe it or not, a 1973 report issued by President Nixon's Department of Health, Education, and Welfare also justified AFDC
grants as payment for non-market work: "The choice confronting the AFDC
mother," it declared, "should no longer be between taking a job or receiving no assistance (which really is no choice at all), but rather the choice between working at home, in her own house with her own children, or working outside the home.