Welfare recipients (51 - 60 of 60 items)
Welfare to Work: States Move Unevenly to Serve Teen Parents in JOBS
HRD-93-74: Published: Jul 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Jul 7, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) Training Program, focusing on: (1) the extent to which states have enrolled young mothers receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) in JOBS and helped them to complete their secondary education; (2) the approaches states have used to serve teen parents in JOBS; and (3) barriers to teen pa...
Welfare to Work: States Serve Least Job-Ready While Meeting JOBS Participation Rates
HRD-93-2: Published: Nov 12, 1992. Publicly Released: Nov 12, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the effect of the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) program on states' ability to: (1) serve target groups which are least job-ready; and (2) provide targeted groups with education and training rather than job search activities.GAO found that: (1) there was no evidence that JOBS participation-rate requirements discouraged states fr...
Welfare to Work: Implementation and Evaluation of Transitional Benefits Need HHS Action
HRD-92-118: Published: Sep 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on state implementation of transitional benefits, focusing on: (1) the proportion of eligible families receiving transitional child care (TCC) or transitional Medicaid benefits; (2) the reasons for variations among states; (2) state efforts to track the rates at which families return to the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)...
Poverty Trends, 1980-88: Changes in Family Composition and Income Sources Among the Poor
T-PEMD-92-13: Published: Sep 10, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 10, 1992.
GAO discussed the results of its work on poverty trends during the 1980s. GAO noted that: (1) poverty rates have been used as indicators of the need for income assistance and the ability of public programs and policies to provide that assistance to the poor; (2) after 1973, the poverty rate for all persons increased until it peaked in 1983, and in 1988 returned to its 1980 level; (3) between 1980...
Welfare To Work: Effectiveness of Tribal JOBS Programs Unknown
HRD-92-67BR: Published: Mar 19, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1992.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills Training (JOBS) Program operated by Indian tribes and Alaska Native organizations, focusing on: (1) the effectiveness of those programs; and (2) problems associated with their implementation.GAO found that: (1) it was unable to assess the effectiveness of Tribal JOBS programs or determine the outcomes result...
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...
Food Stamp Program: A Demographic Analysis of Participation and Nonparticipation
PEMD-90-8: Published: Jan 19, 1990. Publicly Released: Feb 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the reasons why some households that met the eligibility criteria for the Food Stamp Program did not receive benefits, focusing on the: (1) demographic characteristics associated with Food Stamp participation; and (2) reasons that eligible households gave for their nonparticipation.GAO found that: (1) 56.2 percent of eligible households did not par...
Social Security Disability: Denied Applicants' Health and Financial Status Compared With Beneficiaries'
HRD-90-2: Published: Nov 6, 1989. Publicly Released: Nov 17, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about the employment, health, and financial status of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) recipients, denied applicants, and terminated beneficiaries.GAO found that: (1) virtually all 1,081 individuals receiving SSDI benefits in 1984 who responded to a 1987 survey reported that they were unemployed, while 58 percent of 1,109 den...
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...