Where Are They Now? What States' Studies of People Who Left Welfare Tell Us

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Where Are They Now? What States' Studies of People Who Left Welfare Tell Us

May 1, 1999

Abstract

The policy brief summarizes new data on employment rates, characteristics of employment, and other indicators of well-being for former welfare recipients from 11 state studies. The studies were conducted in Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio (Cuyahoga County), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, and two in Wisconsin. The report highlights several issues to consider in comparing results from welfare leaver studies now being conducted across the nation.

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