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The Status of State Work-Welfare Programs in 1986 [microform] : Implications for Welfare Reform / Demetra Smith Nightingale and Lynn C. Burbridge
Bib ID 5492751
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Nightingale, Demetra Smith
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
186 p. 

There have been numerous attempts over the past seven years to replace the federally-funded Work Incentive Program (WIN) with another type of work program. As a result of increased flexibility, decreased federal funds, and continuing debate about welfare reform, there is now considerable variability among states in the types of employment and training services and program available to welfare recipients. This report documents the status of employment and training programs and policies for recipients of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), general assistance, and food stamps in all states. The historic context of Federal welfare-employment policy is analyzed. Among the characteristics of state work-welfare programs identified were the following: (1) overall, states have made considerable use of the federal AFDC and food stamp work program options available since 1981; (2) there was considerable diversity in the combinations of options chosen; (3) there is considerable variability across states in their political and financial commitment to work-welfare; (4) there was a high level of anxiety across the nation about the direction Federal policy will take regarding work-welfare issues; (5) political priority on work-welfare at the state level has increased; (6) the primary activity offered in programs is job search; (7) the Job Training and Partnership Act is increasingly important in the programs. Implications for federal policy are identified. The most critical need now is a clear and long-term commitment by the Federal Government to fund work-welfare programs. Data are presented on 21 tables. (BJV)


Availability: The Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20037.

Sponsoring Agency: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Employment Programs.  |  Family Programs.  |  Federal Aid.  |  Federal Programs.  |  Federal State Relationship.  |  Job Training.  |  Program Budgeting.  |  Program Development.  |  Program Evaluation.  |  Program Implementation.  |  Public Policy.  |  State Aid.  |  State Federal Aid.  |  State Programs.  |  Welfare Reform.  |  Welfare Services.  |  Work Incentive Program  |  Aid to Families with Dependent Children Job Training Partnership Act 1982
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.
Other authors/contributors Burbridge, Lynn C., author  |  Urban Inst., Washington, DC
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