Brief Child Well-Being at the Outset of Welfare Reform
An Overview of the Nation and 13 States
Sharon Vandivere, Kristin Anderson Moore, Brett V. Brown
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Data from the 1997 National Survey of America's Families indicates that poor children, children whose families received AFDC in 1996, children whose parents were unemployed, or children living in single-parent households are more likely to experience behavioral and emotional problems, fair or poor health, and school problems than are other children in the United States. Child well-being varied across states but the variation in well-being was less than the variation in poverty, welfare receipt, and single parenthood.
Research Areas Social safety net Children and youth
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)