Program evaluation (41 - 50 of 59 items)
Welfare Reform: Projected Effects of Requiring AFDC for Unemployed Parents Nationwide
HRD-88-88BR: Published: May 23, 1988. Publicly Released: Jun 6, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) available estimates of the cost of requiring states to adopt the optional Aid to Families with Dependent Children for Unemployed Parents Program (AFDC-UP); and (2) research on the effects of AFDC-UP on families.GAO found that: (1) it could not determine the reliability of the cost estimates it reviewed because they used different assumption...
Welfare: Summary of Administrative Problems Discussed in Past GAO Reports
HRD-88-29BR: Published: Nov 27, 1987. Publicly Released: May 31, 1988.
In response to a congressional request, GAO: (1) summarized the administrative problems it discussed in past reports on public assistance programs; and (2) provided questions for Congress to consider concerning welfare reform proposals.GAO found that the problems included: (1) overlapping of legislative and oversight responsibilities and a lack of consistency in terminology and definitions between...
Food Stamp Program: Results of the Simplified Application Demonstration Project
RCED-87-102: Published: Jun 11, 1987. Publicly Released: Jun 11, 1987.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO analyzed the design and implementation of the Food Stamp Program's Simplified Application Demonstration Project, which Congress authorized to reduce administrative costs and errors in program eligibility and benefit determinations.GAO found that the project: (1) simplified eligibility determinations by deeming applicants eligible if they were already eligib...
Child Support: Need To Improve Efforts To Identify Fathers and Obtain Support Orders
HRD-87-37: Published: Apr 30, 1987. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1987.
GAO reviewed the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Child Support Enforcement Program to determine: (1) whether states' efforts to determine paternity and obtain support orders for children who receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) are adequate; (2) whether the data compiled are sufficient for program oversight; and (3) the potential impact of recent legislative amendm...
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...
Work and Welfare: Current AFDC Work Programs and Implications for Federal Policy
HRD-87-34: Published: Jan 29, 1987. Publicly Released: Jan 29, 1987.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided information on employment-related programs for applicants and recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) benefits.GAO found that: (1) the states' division of work program responsibilities between AFDC offices and employment agencies resulted in duplication of staffs and services; (2) federal regulations for the various program...
Child Support: States' Implementation of the 1984 Child Support Enforcement Amendments
HRD-86-40BR: Published: Dec 24, 1985. Publicly Released: Jan 7, 1986.
In response to a congressional request, GAO conducted a telephone survey of the 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine the extent to which they had implemented 10 mandatory practices in the Child Support Enforcement Amendments of 1984. GAO also obtained information from the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of Child Support Enforcement on federal approval of states' requ...
Program Implications of Maintaining the Appropriation Authorization Limitations for FY 1980 and FY 1981 Now Imposed on the Food Stamp Program
A-51604: Published: Apr 3, 1979. Publicly Released: May 6, 1985.
No summary is currently available...
The Management System for Identifying and Correcting Problems in the Food Stamp Program Can Work Better
RCED-84-94: Published: May 30, 1984. Publicly Released: May 30, 1984.
GAO reviewed the corrective action process used by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to encourage states to solve Food Stamp Program problems.GAO found that FNS has taken some actions to help states develop and implement corrective action plans. However, FNS regions had approved some state plans which did not cover all major problems, or which proposed corrective actions which were inadequate f...
Information on Programs Involved in the President's Swap Proposal
CED-82-71: Published: Apr 15, 1982. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1982.
In response to a congressional request, GAO provided statistical information on the Food Stamp, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), and Medicaid Programs which described: program growth by State, differences in benefit levels among the States, degree of correlation between program growth and unemployment, administrative structure of each program, the extent to which recipients of the F...