Fact Sheet TANF at 16: What Do We Know?
Sheila R. Zedlewski, Thomas Callan, Gregory Acs
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This week marks the 16th anniversary of the landmark welfare reform legislation that created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and terminated the Aid to Dependent Families with Children (AFDC) program, which had provided an entitlement to cash assistance for over 60 years. This fact sheet summarizes what we have learned about the TANF program over the past 16 years.
Research Areas Families Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being State programs, budgets Families with low incomes