Brief The Role of Welfare during a Recession
Recession and Recovery, No. 3
Sheila R. Zedlewski
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This brief, part of the Urban Institute's "Recession and Recover" series, examines how the TANF program (formerly AFDC) responds during a recession and how that response may differ in the current recession from its response in the past.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Wealth and financial well-being Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Employment and income data
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center