Brief Use of Government Benefits Increases among Families Leaving Welfare
Pamela J. Loprest
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Data from the 2002 National Survey of America's Families show that food stamp receipt among welfare leavers rose from 28 percent in 1999 to 35 percent in 2002. Adults' Medicaid and SCHIP receipts increased from 40 percent in 1999 to 48 percent in 2002. 33 percent of families without Medicaid or SCHIP returned to welfare compared with 22 percent of families with this coverage.
Research Areas Health and health care Social safety net
Tags Poverty Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program  Hunger and food assistance State Children's Health Insurance Program