Research Report Recent Changes in Massachusetts Welfare and Work, Child Care, and Child Welfare Systems
Laura K. Kaye, Demetra Smith Nightingale, Jodi Sandfort, Lynne Fender
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In 1996 and 1997, the Urban Institute conducted case studies in 13 states that provided a baseline for understanding changes emerging from welfare reform. This set of state updates describes changes occurring between 1996-97 and 1999-2000 based on a second set of case studies completed in 1999 and 2000. Programs covered include income support through the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, employment and training supports for low-income welfare and non-welfare families, child care, and child welfare. It also looks at interactions among these programs.
Research Areas Social safety net Children and youth
Tags State programs, budgets Child care Child welfare