Strawn J, Dacey S, McCart L. 1994. Final report: The National Governors' Association survey of state welfare reforms. Washington, DC: National Governors' Association, ca. 70 pp.
Annotation: This report summarizes the findings of a National Governors' Association (NGA) survey on state initiatives to reduce reliance on welfare programs. The report provides a brief history of programs such as Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and an overview of the issues involved in reforming the welfare system. Survey questions focused on ways to reduce penalties for working, enforce child support, transfer benefits electronically, support two-parent families, improve access to child care and health services, and create more jobs for welfare recipients. The results are presented in a tabular format that includes a brief description of each initiative, a contact name and phone number, the initiative's status, and the proportion of the state's caseload affected by the changes. Tables cover treatment of earnings and assets, child support enforcement and paternity establishment, electronic benefit transfer, changes to support intact families, transitional child care and Medicaid, job creation for Aid to Families with Dependent Children recipients, time limits on Aid to Families with Dependent Children benefits, school attendance and completion, immunization and other health care provisions, community service, food stamp conversion to cash benefits or wage subsidies, and family caps on Aid to Families with Dependent Children benefits.
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Keywords: Aid to Families with Dependent Children, State initiatives, State programs, Surveys, Welfare programs, Welfare reform