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  • Individual Author: O'Neill, David M. ; O'Neill, June Ellenoff
    Reference Type: Book Chapter/Book
    Year: 1997

    O'Neill and O'Neill compile and analyze data that identifies historical trends in the AFDC caseload, the personal characteristics of recipients, and broad patterns of welfare participation. They also offer an evaluative survey on the effectiveness of past education, training and workfare programs in reducing the AFDC caseload.

    The result is a book that offers thoughtful analyses on several crucial questions facing state policy makers as a result of welfare. (Publisher abstract)

     

    Contents

    1 Introduction

    Notes

    2 Program Description and Sources of Caseload Growth

    Program Description

    Sources of Caseload Growth

    Notes

    3 Patterns of Welfare and Work Participation and Their Correlates

    Overview of Welfare Participation

    Incidence and Duration of Welfare Participation: The Role of Marital Status and Age of Birth of First Child

    Characteristics of Nonparticipants and of Welfare Leavers and Stayers

    Work Outcomes of Former Welfare Recipients

    ...

    O'Neill and O'Neill compile and analyze data that identifies historical trends in the AFDC caseload, the personal characteristics of recipients, and broad patterns of welfare participation. They also offer an evaluative survey on the effectiveness of past education, training and workfare programs in reducing the AFDC caseload.

    The result is a book that offers thoughtful analyses on several crucial questions facing state policy makers as a result of welfare. (Publisher abstract)

     

    Contents

    1 Introduction

    Notes

    2 Program Description and Sources of Caseload Growth

    Program Description

    Sources of Caseload Growth

    Notes

    3 Patterns of Welfare and Work Participation and Their Correlates

    Overview of Welfare Participation

    Incidence and Duration of Welfare Participation: The Role of Marital Status and Age of Birth of First Child

    Characteristics of Nonparticipants and of Welfare Leavers and Stayers

    Work Outcomes of Former Welfare Recipients

    Notes

    4 The Effectiveness of Education, Work and Training Programs for Reducing Welfare Dependence

    Education, Work, and Training Programs for Post-teenage Mothers

    Education and Other Services Especially for Teenage Mothers

    Workfare

    Summary

    Notes

    5 Administrative and Incentive Changes Under the Jobs Program

    Administrative Objectives Under JOBS

    Program Experiments by State under the JOBS Waiver Program

    Notes

    6 Summary and Concluding Comments

    The Effect of Financial Incentives

    Characteristics of the Welfare Population

    The Effectiveness of Welfare-to-Work Programs

    Prevention Versus Rehabilitation

    Notes