Profile of Disability Among Families on AFDC

Research Report

Profile of Disability Among Families on AFDC

Abstract

Welfare reform eliminates Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) and replaces it with block grants to the states. While work may be a reasonable goal for some or even most families receiving AFDC, a significant part of the targeted population may have special needs or face specific obstacles because of disability. Little is known about the extent of disability among women and children currently receiving AFDC. This report examines the profile of disability among families receiving AFDC. It is based upon data from the 1990 Survey of Income and Program Participation, the National Health Interview Survey, and the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth.

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