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University of Maryland, School of Social Work

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Noncustodial parent snapshots: Examining who owed support in July 2017

Individual Author: 
Demyan, Natalie
Passarella, Letitia

These snapshots for Maryland and each of the 24 jurisdictions in the state provide demographic information about noncustodial parents, their employment, and their child support orders and payments. Additionally, comparisons are made between noncustodial parents earning full-time minimum wage or less and those earning a living wage. (Author description)

 

Temporary Cash Assistance in Maryland: Who are the adults caring for child recipients?

Individual Author: 
Passarella, Letitia Logan

This report will examine characteristics—demographics, cash assistance receipt, and employment and earnings—of adults who are recipients of Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) benefits as well as adults who only receive benefits for children in their care. Furthermore, we examine the characteristics of adults on the different types of child-only cases. Shifting the focus of the TCA program to a more holistic approach requires an expanded perspective.

Maryland's child support caseload: Examining obligors who owed support in July 2017

Individual Author: 
Passarella, Letitia Logan

The report describes the characteristics of obligors and their child support cases as well as their employment and earnings. We also compare obligors earning the fulltime minimum wage rate or less with those earning the Maryland living wage in order to examine each group’s ability to pay their obligations. (Edited author introduction)

 

Caseload exits at the local level: October 2016 through September 2017

Individual Author: 
McColl, Rebecca
Nicoli, Lisa Thiebaud

This report, the latest edition in the Caseload Exits at the Local Level series, examines Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) closures during FFY 2017, which is the one-year period of October 2016 to September 2017. Throughout this report, we examine case-level characteristics for closed cases in Maryland. We also assess how these characteristics vary across the state’s 24 jurisdictions. This information provides important insight into the TCA program and those who rely on assistance. (Edited author introduction)

 

Actual earnings and payment outcomes among obligors with imputed income

Individual Author: 
Demyan, Natalie
Passarella, Letitia Logan

This brief uses the sample of orders from Maryland’s 2011 to 2014 case-level guidelines review to assess outcomes of imputation on payment compliance. It compares obligors who had their incomes imputed at the fulltime minimum wage rate to those who did not. We answer the following research questions:

Life on welfare: Temporary cash assistance families & recipients, 2017

Individual Author: 
McColl, Rebecca
Nicoli, Lisa Thiebaud

At the end of 2016, Maryland’s Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) caseload reached a record low. In November 2016, the number of families receiving TCA dropped below the previous low of 20,725 in March 2007, and it continued to decline throughout the state fiscal year. The most recent caseload figures indicate that the decline has not abated; in February 2018, the last month data was available, only 18,210 families received TCA. (Edited author introduction)

 

Life on welfare: Temporary cash assistance families & recipients, 2017 jurisdictional summaries

Individual Author: 
McColl, Rebecca
Nicoli, Lisa Thiebaud

This document includes individual summaries for each of the 24 jurisdictions as well as the state. Each summary includes every family in that jurisdiction who received TCA for at least one month in state fiscal year 2017 (July 2016 to June 2017). Additionally, the demographics and employment analyses are only for adult recipients, so payees who are not recipients themselves are excluded from those sections of the table. We believe this provides a more accurate representation of families and individuals receiving TCA.

Does short-term employment retention affect subsequent employment & earnings?

Individual Author: 
Nicoli, Lisa Thiebaud

We investigate the relationship between short-term employment retention and long-term employment and earnings. We discuss differences between those who retained employment and those who did not before examining their employment and earnings for three years after Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) case closure. (Edited author introduction)

 

Do deviations from child support guidelines improve payment compliance?

Individual Author: 
Demyan, Natalie
Passarella, Letitia Logan

Using the sample of orders from Maryland’s 2011 to 2014 guidelines review, this brief analyzes data regarding payments made during the first year after order establishment or modification. We answer the following research questions:

1. Did orders that deviated from the guidelines experience higher payment compliance than orders that did not deviate?

2. Did the reasons for deviations have an effect on payment compliance?

Caseload exits at the local level: October 2015 through September 2016

Individual Author: 
Gleason, Elizabeth
Passarella, Letitia Logan

This latest edition in the Caseload Exits at the Local Level series describes the continuation of this pattern of TCA case closures. This report examines case closures during FFY 2016, which is the one-year period of October 2015 to September 2016. It employs a series of tables and figures to characterize statewide and jurisdictional trends in case closures. Case closure information, where appropriate, is compared with open TCA cases in October 2015 and historical case closure data to highlight relevant changes and trends.