Research Report Supporting the Child Care and Workforce Development Needs of TANF Families
Heather Hahn, Gina Adams, Shayne Spaulding, Caroline Heller
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Low-income families receiving cash assistance through Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) also need assistance with workforce development and child care. Workforce development and child care subsidy systems support low-income families and individuals, but are TANF families well served by these systems? This report outlines the opportunities that the workforce development and child care subsidy systems offer, highlights the challenges of meeting the complex needs of these highly disadvantaged families, and identifies implications for federal and state policy improvements.

Research Areas Education Families Social safety net Taxes and budgets Children and youth Workforce
Tags Families with low incomes Workforce development Poverty Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Child care Children's health and development Kids in context Child care and workers Student parents
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population