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Sanctions and education outcomes for children in TANF families

Date Added to Library: 
Friday, February 14, 2014 - 16:13
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 
10.1080/0145935X.2011.605305
Priority: 
high
Individual Author: 
Larson, Anita
Singh, Shweta
Lewis, Crystal
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Published Date: 
September 2011
Published Date (Text): 
September 2011
Publication: 
Children & Youth Services
Volume: 
32
Issue Number: 
3
Page Range: 
180-199
Year: 
2011
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Abstract: 

Most research on the impact of welfare reform has been upon the employment status of parents and trends in declining caseloads. Recent research has examined how children in Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program families are faring, with growing interest in the effects upon children of the disruptions to cash benefits that result from program sanctions, the policies that are intended to motivate parents to comply with work requirements. Adding to the body of knowledge on children and TANF sanctions, this study used administrative data to examine school attendance rates and disruptions to enrollment, for children from families with at least one sanction. Findings indicate that there are important probable connections between the factors that contribute to challenges to employment that relate to parenting and the school engagement of children in TANF families. (author abstract)

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