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Welfare To Work: States Begin JOBS, but Fiscal and Other Problems May Impede Their Progress
HRD-91-106: Published: Sep 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) states' progress in implementing the Job Opportunities and Basic Skill Training (JOBS) Program; (2) states' decisions about which welfare recipients to serve and what services to provide; (3) states' views on implementation difficulties; and (4) the nature and extent of technical assistance the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) pro...
Home Visiting: A Promising Early Intervention Service Delivery Strategy
T-HRD-91-2: Published: Oct 2, 1990. Publicly Released: Oct 2, 1990.
GAO discussed home visiting as a way to deliver preventive health and social services to women and their families. GAO noted that: (1) home visiting was a promising strategy for improving birth outcomes, preventing child mistreatment, and improving child health and development; (2) home visiting could be particularly useful for women at risk of poor outcomes, such as teenage mothers, substance-abu...
Infant Formula: Cost Containment and Competition in the WIC Program
HRD-90-122: Published: Sep 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on infant formula cost-containment initiatives in the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), focusing on the: (1) status of 86 WIC agencies' implementation of the initiatives; (2) effect of the initiatives on the cost of infant formula to the WIC program; and (3) structure of the infant formula industr...
The Urban Underclass: Disturbing Problems Demanding Attention
HRD-90-52: Published: Sep 1, 1990. Publicly Released: Sep 1, 1990.
GAO assessed the development of the urban underclass in the United States.GAO found that: (1) the urban underclass comprised a relatively small percentage of the population, with estimates ranging from less than 2 million, based on the number of able-bodied persistently poor in urban areas, to 5.6 million based on census tracts with high concentrations of disadvantaged families; (2) between 1970 a...
Home Visiting: A Promising Early Intervention Strategy for At-Risk Families
HRD-90-83: Published: Jul 11, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 16, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed home visiting, focusing on: (1) the nature and scope of home-visiting programs in the United States and Europe; (2) its effectiveness; (3) strategies critical to the design of programs that use home visiting; and (4) federal options in using home visiting.GAO found that: (1) some programs using home visiting improved the health and well being of fa...
We Really Must Reach Out: An Interview With Marian Wright Edelman
142370: Jan 1, 1990
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 10, Fall 1990, presents an interview with the president of a national advocacy organization for children, focusing on: (1) the federal government's responsibility to invest in the education, employment, and health needs of children and families; (2) the effects of federal programs serving children and their families; (3) the impact of the federa...
Child Care: Government Funding Sources, Coordination, and Service Availability
HRD-90-26BR: Published: Oct 13, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 13, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed government funding for child care, funding coordination, and child care availability, focusing on child care in Michigan and Ohio on a statewide basis and in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and Washtenaw County, Michigan, on a county-wide basis.GAO found that: (1) federal funding for child care exceeded $6.6 billion for fiscal year 1988, with services provi...
Foster Parents: Recruiting and Preservice Training Practices Need Evaluation
HRD-89-86: Published: Aug 3, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO studied states' and localities' foster parent recruiting and preservice training strategies, concentrating on foster care programs in Massachusetts, Michigan, Illinois, New Jersey, and Texas.GAO found that: (1) potential and current foster parents were discouraged from providing foster care by such factors as children's more complex emotional, behavioral, a...
Evidence Is Insufficient To Support the Administration's Proposed Changes to AFDC Work Programs
HRD-85-92: Published: Aug 27, 1985. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1985.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reported on the first phase of its review of poverty among female heads of families, focusing on: (1) work programs aimed at poor women with families who receive assistance under the Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC); and (2) the Administration's proposal to change AFDC work programs in fiscal year 1986.GAO found that: (1) many poor fem...
Analysis of GAO Reports To Determine Federal Approaches Most Conducive to State Consistency in Delivering Services and Monitoring Results
HRD-81-76: Published: Apr 10, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
GAO was asked to examine recent GAO reports which discuss State administration and monitoring of selected federally funded programs to determine Federal approaches most conductive to State consistency in delivering services and monitoring the results. GAO was asked to emphasize cases where programs have been consistently administered and monitored by States.Twelve GAO reports were examined concern...