The New World of Welfare by Rebecca M. Blank, Ron Haskins

By Rebecca M. Blank, Ron Haskins

This is often an try to body the coverage debate for reauthorization and to notify the coverage dialogue one of the states and on the federal point, specifically by way of drawing classes from learn at the results of welfare reform.

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As a result, immigrant and child advocacy groups will make a major effort to change the August 22, 1996, dividing line, probably by aggressively pushing a proposal to provide Medicaid to children and pregnant women who enter the country after August 22, 1996. Borjas discusses the evidence on the effects of the 1996 reforms on benefit use by noncitizens in detail in chapter 14. Like the country, we are divided on this issue. S. policy for nearly a century after welfare restrictions were first imposed in the 1880s, is reasonable and fair.

5 billion block grant funding level is simply the sum of basic TANF funding received by each state. State block grant levels were calculated as the highest amount of federal money a state received under the old AFDC program in either 1994 or 1995, or the average of 1992, 1993, and 1994. Given that caseloads have declined by more than half since the block grant funding level was adopted in 1996, it is a safe bet that some members of Congress, especially on the Budget Committees in the House and Senate, will want to substantially reduce the block grant.

Thus implementation demands not only rule formulation and institutional engineering but also a capacity for governance, a capacity to alter program elements in light of new information, circumstances, and experiences. In this sense of the word, states are still in the process of implementation: adaptation has occurred, but learning has been limited by the lack of recurrent information at the state and local levels about low-income families. Data Sources Our chapter draws on implementation studies performed by a number of organizations, but it relies largely on data collected by the Nelson A.

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