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Assessing the New Federalism Projects

Assessing the New Federalism has consistently brought new information about children and families into the policy discussion with analyses of the National Survey of America’s Families. Our research lens broadened to take in a cross-section of working American families often seeking to move out of poverty with the help of such public and private supports as child care, health insurance, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and food stamps.

Eight years of ANF's findings on low-income families and children through a full economic cycle shed relevant light on today's policy debates. With three rounds of a national survey and 450 publications, our research helps sum up welfare reform and define next steps.

Assessing the New Federalism makes available a broad range of data on 13 states. These states represent a broad range of fiscal capacity, child well-being, and approach to social policy. At the same time, they are home to more than half of the nation's population.

Find ANF reports by state:

Alabama

California

Colorado

Florida

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

New Jersey

New York

Texas

Washington

Wisconsin