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  • Individual Author: Johnson, Clifford, M.; Savner, Steve
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 1999

    This overview on potential funding sources briefly describes three major federal programs that can provide a financing base for public job creation initiatives serving hard-to-employ welfare recipients and non-custodial parents: the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant, the Welfare-to-Work (WtW) program, and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). These three programs offer the most likely prospects for funding the core costs of such initiatives, including participants' wages as well as payroll taxes, benefits, work-site development, and case management. This overview also identifies several other federal programs that can be used to support some components of a public job creation initiative, with particular emphasis on federal housing and transportation programs. These alternative funding sources, along with WIA, may be especially useful when seeking to develop or expand public job creation initiatives to serve non-welfare populations. (author abstract)

    This overview on potential funding sources briefly describes three major federal programs that can provide a financing base for public job creation initiatives serving hard-to-employ welfare recipients and non-custodial parents: the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) block grant, the Welfare-to-Work (WtW) program, and the Workforce Investment Act (WIA). These three programs offer the most likely prospects for funding the core costs of such initiatives, including participants' wages as well as payroll taxes, benefits, work-site development, and case management. This overview also identifies several other federal programs that can be used to support some components of a public job creation initiative, with particular emphasis on federal housing and transportation programs. These alternative funding sources, along with WIA, may be especially useful when seeking to develop or expand public job creation initiatives to serve non-welfare populations. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Johnson, Earl S.; Levine, Ann; Doolittle, Fred C.
    Reference Type: Book Chapter/Book
    Year: 1999

    This book examines the experiences of 32 men participating in Parents' Fair Share (PFS), which was designed to help them get better jobs, pay child support, and become more involved with their children. All participants were low-income, noncustodial fathers who were not paying court mandated child support. Most were African American or Latino and lived in inner city, low-income neighborhoods. Data came from semi-structured interviews, informal conversations, and observations. Participants offered their opinions of and reactions to PFS and discussed whether it helped them become consistent child support payers. They also discussed their lives outside of PFS, articulating obstacles encountered when trying to become more active parents. Eight appendixes present sample data and research methodology; maps; lists and descriptions of peer support sessions; family tree; personal shields; profiles of two participants deciding how to use their money; profiles of selected participants; questions for noncustodial parents in PFS; and profile of interviewees. (author abstract)

    This book examines the experiences of 32 men participating in Parents' Fair Share (PFS), which was designed to help them get better jobs, pay child support, and become more involved with their children. All participants were low-income, noncustodial fathers who were not paying court mandated child support. Most were African American or Latino and lived in inner city, low-income neighborhoods. Data came from semi-structured interviews, informal conversations, and observations. Participants offered their opinions of and reactions to PFS and discussed whether it helped them become consistent child support payers. They also discussed their lives outside of PFS, articulating obstacles encountered when trying to become more active parents. Eight appendixes present sample data and research methodology; maps; lists and descriptions of peer support sessions; family tree; personal shields; profiles of two participants deciding how to use their money; profiles of selected participants; questions for noncustodial parents in PFS; and profile of interviewees. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Sorensen, Elaine; Halpern, Ariel
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 1999

    The federal and state governments have devoted considerable resources to strengthening child support enforcement over the last two decades, but the proportion of single mothers who receive child support has remained largely unchanged. Why does this trend appear impervious to state and federal efforts to increase child support? Have state and federal efforts to strengthen child support enforcement made a difference in single-mother families’ receipt of child support? To answer these questions, we examine 21 years of data from the Current Population Survey, supplemented with detailed information on state-level child support policies. We find that several tools of the child support enforcement system—the $50 pass-through, the tax intercept program, and presumptive guidelines—had a significantly positive effect on child support receipt among both never-married and previously married single mothers. As well, immediate wage withholding had a significantly positive impact on child support among previously married mothers on AFDC and the in-hospital paternity establishment program had a...

    The federal and state governments have devoted considerable resources to strengthening child support enforcement over the last two decades, but the proportion of single mothers who receive child support has remained largely unchanged. Why does this trend appear impervious to state and federal efforts to increase child support? Have state and federal efforts to strengthen child support enforcement made a difference in single-mother families’ receipt of child support? To answer these questions, we examine 21 years of data from the Current Population Survey, supplemented with detailed information on state-level child support policies. We find that several tools of the child support enforcement system—the $50 pass-through, the tax intercept program, and presumptive guidelines—had a significantly positive effect on child support receipt among both never-married and previously married single mothers. As well, immediate wage withholding had a significantly positive impact on child support among previously married mothers on AFDC and the in-hospital paternity establishment program had a significantly positive effect on child support among never-married mothers not on AFDC. Finally, we find that the expansion of the child support enforcement program during this time period had a significant impact on increasing child support receipt among both never-married and previously married mothers. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Sorensen, Elaine; Halpern, Ariel
    Reference Type: Report, Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 1999

    The federal and state governments have devoted considerable resources to strengthening child support enforcement over the last two decades, but the proportion of single mothers who receive child support has remained largely unchanged. In 1997, 31 percent of single-mother families received child support, a figure that is only slightly higher than it was 20 years earlier. Although this trend appears impervious to government efforts to increase child support, in fact, considerable progress has been made for certain subgroups of single mothers. This progress is masked by a shift in the marital status composition of single mothers, away from divorced and separated mothers toward never-married mothers, with the latter having a much lower rate of child support receipt than the former.

    Improvements in child support receipt rates for some subgroups of single mothers result, in part, from strengthened child support enforcement policies enacted since the 1970s. The child support provisions under the most recent round of welfare reform will likely perpetuate the upward trend in child...

    The federal and state governments have devoted considerable resources to strengthening child support enforcement over the last two decades, but the proportion of single mothers who receive child support has remained largely unchanged. In 1997, 31 percent of single-mother families received child support, a figure that is only slightly higher than it was 20 years earlier. Although this trend appears impervious to government efforts to increase child support, in fact, considerable progress has been made for certain subgroups of single mothers. This progress is masked by a shift in the marital status composition of single mothers, away from divorced and separated mothers toward never-married mothers, with the latter having a much lower rate of child support receipt than the former.

    Improvements in child support receipt rates for some subgroups of single mothers result, in part, from strengthened child support enforcement policies enacted since the 1970s. The child support provisions under the most recent round of welfare reform will likely perpetuate the upward trend in child support receipt rates for many single mothers. To the extent that fathers have the ability to pay child support, continued investment in the child support enforcement program will mean that even more single mothers will be able to count on child support in the future. (author introduction)

  • Individual Author: Quets, Gail; Robins, Philip K.; Pan, Elsie C.; Michalopoulos, Charles; Card, David
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 1999

    This report describes SSP Plus employment services and estimates the extent to which these added services increased recipients’ response to the SSP supplement offer during the first year and a half after people entered the program. (author abstract)

    This report describes SSP Plus employment services and estimates the extent to which these added services increased recipients’ response to the SSP supplement offer during the first year and a half after people entered the program. (author abstract)

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