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Unemployed Parents: An Evaluation of the Effects of Welfare Benefits on Family Stability
PEMD-92-19BR: Published: Apr 29, 1992. Publicly Released: Apr 29, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Unemployed Parents (AFDC-UP) Program, focusing on: (1) the effects of the AFDC-UP Program on family stability; and (2) whether the presence of AFDC-UP affects AFDC Program case loads.GAO found that: (1) in eight states, there was no evidence that the AFDC-UP Program destabilized two-parent...
Unemployed Parents: Initial Efforts to Expand State Assistance
PEMD-92-11: Published: Jan 14, 1992. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the states' efforts to implement the Aid to Families with Dependent Children-Unemployed Parent Program (AFDC-UP).GAO found that: (1) the mix of Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) services in states with established Unemployed Parent (UP) programs differs from the services in states with new UP programs; (2) although both UP and JOBS programs...
Welfare Reform: Alabama's Demonstration Project
HRD-89-129BR: Published: Aug 17, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 19, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about Alabama's proposed Avenues to Self-Sufficiency through Employment and Training Services (ASSETS), a welfare reform demonstration project intended to: (1) simplify and consolidate the administration of federal welfare programs; and (2) provide recipients with greater incentive and ability to succeed in society.GAO found that Alabam...
Work and Welfare: Analysis of AFDC Employment Programs in Four States
HRD-88-33FS: Published: Jan 5, 1988. Publicly Released: Feb 3, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed four states' Work Incentive (WIN) Programs, specifically the: (1) Massachusetts Employment and Training Choices (ET) Program; (2) Michigan Opportunity and Skills Training (MOST) Program; (3) the Texas Employment Services Program; and (4) Oregon JOBS Program.GAO found that: (1) Massachusetts and Michigan provided multiple services and had more fu...
Findings on Current AFDC Work Programs and Implications for Pending Legislation
T-HRD-87-12: Published: Apr 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
GAO discussed the current Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) work programs and their implications for pending legislation. GAO believes that: (1) the current multiplicity of program authorizations results in a division of responsibility and duplication of effort between state agencies, complex and conflicting regulations, and unintentional incentives created by disparate funding levels...
Welfare: Issues To Consider in Assessing Proposals for Reform
HRD-87-51BR: Published: Feb 19, 1987. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed information on: (1) major welfare system design issues; and (2) the sources and income levels of families receiving Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits.GAO found that: (1) researchers generally evaluated the welfare system by determining whether benefits lifted recipients to the poverty line, but there were problems in determini...
Current AFDC Work Programs and Implications for Federal Policy
T-HRD-87-9: Published: Feb 23, 1987. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1987.
GAO discussed work programs for Aid to Families with Dependent Children Program (AFDC) beneficiaries. GAO noted that: (1) its audit work focused on state-administered work incentive programs; (2) AFDC work programs served only about 22 percent of AFDC recipients in 1985; (3) an unknown proportion of work incentive participants received no services other than orientation or assessment; (4) current...
[Comments on H.R. 4929 and H.R. 4986]
B-219521: Published: Aug 29, 1986. Publicly Released: Aug 29, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO commented on two proposed bills that would change the employment-related programs for recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits. One bill would require each state to establish a comprehensive work program with a central intake and registration process and with services selected on the basis of applicability to individual clien...
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...