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  • Individual Author: Heffernan, Christine; Goehring, Benjamin; Hecker, Ian; Giannarelli, Linda; Minton, Sarah
    Reference Type: Dataset, Report
    Year: 2018

    The purpose of this publication—the Welfare Rules Database’s annual Databook—is to provide researchers and policymakers with easy access to detailed information on how states provide cash assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The dozens of tables in this book collectively describe how states determine eligibility for TANF benefits, how they compute program benefits for eligible families, and the work requirements and time limits that they impose. In Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017, 1.095 million families received cash aid from TANF in the average month.

    This publication presents the key policies that each state used to determine cash aid under the TANF program as of July 2017. The Databook also provides longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2017. All the tables in this publication are based on the information in the Welfare Rules Database (WRD), a publicly available, online database funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and developed and maintained by the Urban...

    The purpose of this publication—the Welfare Rules Database’s annual Databook—is to provide researchers and policymakers with easy access to detailed information on how states provide cash assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. The dozens of tables in this book collectively describe how states determine eligibility for TANF benefits, how they compute program benefits for eligible families, and the work requirements and time limits that they impose. In Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2017, 1.095 million families received cash aid from TANF in the average month.

    This publication presents the key policies that each state used to determine cash aid under the TANF program as of July 2017. The Databook also provides longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2017. All the tables in this publication are based on the information in the Welfare Rules Database (WRD), a publicly available, online database funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and developed and maintained by the Urban Institute. The Databook summarizes the more detailed information in the WRD. Users interested in more information than is provided in this Databook are encouraged to use the full database, available at https://wrd.urban.org. This site includes a point-and-click interface, as well as extensive documentation. (Edited author introduction)

  • Individual Author: Demyan, Natalie; Passarella, Letitia
    Reference Type: Dataset, Report
    Year: 2018

    These snapshots for Maryland and each of the 24 jurisdictions in the state provide demographic information about noncustodial parents, their employment, and their child support orders and payments. Additionally, comparisons are made between noncustodial parents earning full-time minimum wage or less and those earning a living wage. (Author description)

     

    These snapshots for Maryland and each of the 24 jurisdictions in the state provide demographic information about noncustodial parents, their employment, and their child support orders and payments. Additionally, comparisons are made between noncustodial parents earning full-time minimum wage or less and those earning a living wage. (Author description)

     

  • Individual Author: Rossen, LM; Bastian, B; Warner, M; Khan D; Chong, Y
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2017

    These figures present drug poisoning deaths at the national, state, and county levels. The first two dashboards depict U.S. and state trends in age-adjusted death rates for drug poisoning beginning in 1999 by selected demographic characteristics, and the third and fourth dashboards present a series of heat maps and grids of model-based county estimates for drug-poisoning mortality. Select a dashboard from the drop-down menu, then click on “Update Dashboard” to navigate through different graphics. (Edited author introduction)

     

    These figures present drug poisoning deaths at the national, state, and county levels. The first two dashboards depict U.S. and state trends in age-adjusted death rates for drug poisoning beginning in 1999 by selected demographic characteristics, and the third and fourth dashboards present a series of heat maps and grids of model-based county estimates for drug-poisoning mortality. Select a dashboard from the drop-down menu, then click on “Update Dashboard” to navigate through different graphics. (Edited author introduction)

     

  • Individual Author: Cohen, Elissa; Minton, Sarah; Thompson, Megan; Crowe, Elizabeth; Giannarelli, Linda
    Reference Type: Dataset, Report
    Year: 2016

    This annual publication, using information from the Welfare Rules Database, provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families policies for each state as of July 2015, as well as longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2015. The Database is a comprehensive resource for:

    • Comparing cash assistance programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia;
    • Researching changes across time in cash assistance rules within a single state; or
    • Determining the rules governing cash assistance in one state at a point in time.

    The Database provides in-depth information on a wide range of policy topics organized into 30 categories that together describe the most significant dimensions of state policies (author abstract).

    This annual publication, using information from the Welfare Rules Database, provides tables containing key Temporary Assistance for Needy Families policies for each state as of July 2015, as well as longitudinal tables describing various state policies for selected years between 1996 and 2015. The Database is a comprehensive resource for:

    • Comparing cash assistance programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia;
    • Researching changes across time in cash assistance rules within a single state; or
    • Determining the rules governing cash assistance in one state at a point in time.

    The Database provides in-depth information on a wide range of policy topics organized into 30 categories that together describe the most significant dimensions of state policies (author abstract).

  • Individual Author: Doar, Robert; Bowman, Karlyn ; O'Neil, Eleanor
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 2016

    The 2016 Poverty Survey, sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Los Angeles Times, obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,202 adults 18 and older living in the United States. Interviews were completed in both English and Spanish, according to the preference of the respondent. The survey was conducted by the Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI). The interviews were administered by Princeton Data Source from June 20 to July 7, 2016. A combination of landline and call phone random-digit dial (RDD) samples were used to reach respondents regardless of the types of telephone to which they have access. Both samples were disproportionately-stratified to target low-income households. A total of 420 interviews were conducted with respondents on landline telephones and 782 interviews were conducted with respondents on cellular phones, including 496 who live in a household with no landline telephone access. (Edited author introduction) 

    The 2016 Poverty Survey, sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute and the Los Angeles Times, obtained telephone interviews with a nationally representative sample of 1,202 adults 18 and older living in the United States. Interviews were completed in both English and Spanish, according to the preference of the respondent. The survey was conducted by the Princeton Survey Research Associates International (PSRAI). The interviews were administered by Princeton Data Source from June 20 to July 7, 2016. A combination of landline and call phone random-digit dial (RDD) samples were used to reach respondents regardless of the types of telephone to which they have access. Both samples were disproportionately-stratified to target low-income households. A total of 420 interviews were conducted with respondents on landline telephones and 782 interviews were conducted with respondents on cellular phones, including 496 who live in a household with no landline telephone access. (Edited author introduction)