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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Second-tier" programs are poorly funded and stigmatizing, like Aid to Dependent Children (what we usually call "welfare"), and created primarily to serve mothers and children.
She believes that female reformers erred when they argued for Aid to Dependent Children solely on the basis of poor mothers' "needs"--making their claim on the charitable impulses and heart-strings of the nation.
In an 1950 article entitled, "Illegitimacy and Aid to Dependent Children," the author argued, "Cultural attitudes are partially responsible for a higher illegitimacy rate among Negroes.
Illegitimacy and its impact on the Aid to Dependent Children Program.
Facts, fallacies and future: A study of the Aid to Dependent Children program of Cook County, Illinois.
The New Deal's social insurance programs, especially Aid to Dependent Children, and post-war prosperity, had lessened the need for institutional care for dependent children that the orphanages had always provided.
The second period examines the Social Security Act and the development of two provisions for mother-only families: Aid to Dependent Children (1935) and Survivors' Benefits (1939).
In the decades following passage of Aid to Dependent Children, state and local governments increasingly passed rules that linked welfare with wage-earning.
Title IV included provisions for Aid to Dependent Children (ADC) and specifically authorized funds for the support of families "who have been deprived of parental support or care by reason of the death, continued absence from the home, or physical or mental incapacity of a parent.
The creation of categorical aid to dependent children complicated policy for female-headed families.
Between 1935 and the early 1960s, state governments contested, challenged, and changed the meaning of "parental support" in Aid to Dependent Children.
The most helpful overview of Aid to Dependent Children may be found in Linda Gordon, Pitied But Not Entitled: Single Mothers and the History of Welfare (New York, 1994).

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