Aid to Families with Dependent Children

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Aid to Families with Dependent Children

A US federal assistance program administered by the Department of Health and Human Services from 1935 until 1996, when it was replaced by the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The AFDC provided financial assistance to children whose families had low or no income.
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AFDC and Food Stamps continue to have an adverse (and significant) effect on hours and labor force participation.
Alternatively, the model can be estimated separately on subgroups such as the AFDC adults or the SSI children.
it], includes the dollar amount of income received from child support and alimony payments and the dollar amount of benefits received from AFDC.
A case head is considered to exit AFDC if she does not receive benefits for the duration of one quarter (three months).
Of those who began a Medicaid spell on AFDC or 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.
Significant differences were found between AFDC and non-AFDC mothers in partner status, age, race, and family income.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) selectively granted states' requests for waivers from federal AFDC requirements.
Many families who have left AFDC regularly run out of food and forgo medical care (Kohlert, 1989; Moscovice, Craig, & Pitt, 1987; U.
8) The coefficients for the welfare reform variables give the estimated effect of each particular welfare reform relative to the traditional AFDC program.
The State of Arkansas' traditional AFDC welfare program was a lifetime program with no incentive for self-sufficiency.