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Welfare Leavers


 

Life After Welfare Series

Maryland's large-scale, longitudinal study of what happens to families after they exit the TANF rolls. Measured outcomes include employment, recidivism, receipt of transitional benefits, and involvement in the child welfare system. Each subsequent report includes additional samples and additional follow-up data.
          Annual Updates
          Special Issues

Caseload Exits at the Local Level Series

A series of reports that examines the universe of cases that have left cash assistance in Maryland since the state's welfare reform program, the Family Investment Program (FIP), began in October, 1996.
          Annual Updates and Special Issues
          

 

 

Current Welfare Population


 

Life on Welfare Series

Who is using welfare today? The Life On Welfare series examines aspects of the active TANF caseload in Maryland, including studies on the characteristics of families who are receiving benefits and whether and how the profile of active cases changes over time. The reports in the series are based on administrative data from TANF cases that in Maryland that are active in the month of October each year.
          Annual Updates and Special Issues
          

The Active TANF Caseload in Maryland

This study combines administrative and survey data to provide policy makers and program managers with a comprehensive profile of the characteristics, circumstances, and prospects of single adult families receiving cash assistance. The report was prepared by the University of Maryland School of Social Work’s Family Welfare Research and Training Group, and funded by the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (Reference Grant No. 01ASPE367A) through a grant awarded to the Maryland Department of Human Resources. Similar grants were awarded to four other states and the District of Columbia, and the six grantees used a common interview instrument developed by Mathematica Policy Research (MPR), called the TANF Caseload Survey.
          Main Report and Special Issues
          

 

Additional Welfare Topics


 

Welfare Baseline
Sanctions
Time Limts
Diversion
Assessment
Barriers to Employment
          Legal Issues
          Domestic Violence
Work Supports and Initiatives