Welfare benefits (21 - 30 of 51 items)
Welfare Reform: Assessing the Effectiveness of Various Welfare-to-Work Approaches
HEHS-99-179: Published: Sep 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed research on the effectiveness of various welfare-to-work approaches, focusing on: (1) the effectiveness of a rapid employment approach, an education-based approach, and a combination of these two approaches in improving employment-related outcomes for welfare recipients and other low-income women with children; and (2) the effect of welfare recip...
Welfare Reform: States' Implementation and Effects on the Workforce Development System
T-HEHS-99-190: Published: Sep 9, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 9, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed states' efforts to implement welfare reform, focusing on: (1) what is known about the effectiveness of various approaches for moving welfare recipients into jobs; (2) how states are implementing welfare reform; (3) the status of those leaving welfare; and (4) the challenges that lie ahead as welfare reform continues to evolve.GAO noted that: (1) r...
Welfare Reform: Information on Former Recipients' Status
HEHS-99-48: Published: Apr 28, 1999. Publicly Released: May 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on families no longer receiving welfare, focusing on: (1) the extent to which states have reported information on the condition of families who have left welfare in the following key areas: (a) economic status; (b) family composition; and (c) family and child well-being; (2) generalizable state studies on what is known about the status...
Welfare Reform: Few States Are Likely to Use the Simplified Food Stamp Program
RCED-99-43: Published: Jan 29, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 1, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the impact of welfare reform on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) the number of states that have adopted or are planning to adopt the Simplified Food Stamp Program; (2) the concerns that may be preventing other states from adopting the simplified program; and (3) the impacts that the adoption of the simplified programs may hav...
Welfare Reform: States' Experiences in Providing Employment Assistance to TANF Clients
HEHS-99-22: Published: Feb 26, 1999. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed how states that were early implementers of welfare reform and of one-stop career centers were providing employment and training assistance under welfare reform, focusing on the: (1) structural approaches states are using to provide employment and training services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) clients; (2) employment and trainin...
Welfare Reform: States Are Restructuring Programs to Reduce Welfare Dependence
HEHS-98-109: Published: Jun 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed states' implementation of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) block grant, focusing on: (1) states' efforts to require and encourage welfare recipients and potential recipients to assume greater personal responsibility; (2) how states are providing services to support the objectives of TANF; and (3) early reported data to assess stat...
Welfare Reform: State and Local Responses to Restricting Food Stamp Benefits
RCED-98-41: Published: Dec 18, 1997. Publicly Released: Jan 20, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the impact of welfare reform on the Food Stamp Program, focusing on: (1) the actions, if any, that states have taken to assist those individuals who lose eligibility for the Food Stamp Program; and (2) related actions, if any, taken by other organizations in selected localities--local governments and nonprofit organizations--to assist those individ...
Food Stamp Program: Characteristics of Households Affected by Limit on the Shelter Deduction
RCED-97-118: Published: May 14, 1997. Publicly Released: May 21, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the legislative changes to the Food Stamp Program mandated by the 1996 welfare reform act; focusing on, for fiscal year (FY) 1995, the: (1) characteristics of households whose food stamp benefits were limited because of the cap on their deduction for excess shelter expenses; and (2) extent to which food stamp benefits would have been higher for the...
Poverty Measurement: Issues in Revising and Updating the Official Definition
HEHS-97-38: Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed various issues involved in updating the federal government's measure of poverty, focusing on: (1) the issues associated with measuring a family's economic well-being and setting a standard below which families are considered poor; (2) the suggestions experts have for addressing these issues; and (3) recent developments on these issues since the Nat...
Income Security Issues Issue Area Plan--Fiscal Years 1997 and 1998
IAP-97-8: Published: Apr 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1997.
GAO presented its Income Security Issues issue area plan for fiscal years 1997 and 1998.GAO plans to focus on the following pivotal areas: (1) ensuring that public funds for income security programs are spent efficiently and protected from fraud and abuse; (2) improving the Social Security Administration's service to the public at reduced cost; (3) evaluating the adequacy of Social Security, and p...