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Life on Welfare: Temporary Cash Assistance Families & Recipients, 2016-2019 (March 2020)
During each of the State Fiscal Years (SFYs) between 2016 and 2019, we will provide a jurisdictional summary of the adults who receive Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA). Six different jurisdictions will be highlighted in each year.
This brief describes families who received cash assistance in state fiscal year 2019. Families' characteristics, as well as adult recipients' demographic characteristics and work histories, are the main focus.
In order to gain a better understanding of the most common federally defined work activities, this brief examines the activities in which work-eligible adult recipients participated during SFY 2018, including the number of hours of participation in those activities. The appendix of the report includes one-page summaries for each jurisdiction.
This report assesses child support's role in poverty alleviation. We examine a sample of custodians in Maryland who were employed and received child support payments during a one-year period. After receiving child support, the percentage of families in both deep poverty and poverty was reduced by about half.
This brief examines all work-eligible adult recipients whose cases closed during federal fiscal year (FFY) 2013 (n=15,038).
We examine demographic characteristics and participation in education-related work activities as well as returns to the
TCA program and employment during the five years after exit by the adult recipients' education levels.