TITLE

TEMPORARY ASSISTANCE FOR NEEDY FAMILIES: Fewer Eligible Families Have Received Cash Assistance Since the 1990s, and the Recession's Impact on Caseloads Varies by State

AUTHOR(S)
Brown, Kay E.
PUB. DATE
March 2010
SOURCE
GAO Reports;3/11/2010, preceding p1
SOURCE TYPE
Government Documents
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the study conducted by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) regarding the rate of needy families who received financial assistance in the country. Following the creation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, the families who received cash assistance fell by more than half to 1.7 million in 2008. Poverty among children also fell from about 21 percent in 1995 to about 16 percent in 2000, increasing again to 19 percent in 2008.
ACCESSION #
48881609

 

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