Aid to Families with Dependent Children

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Aid to Families with Dependent Children

A former social program in the United States that provided financial aid to low-income persons with children or other dependents. Aid to Families with Dependent Children is what most people in the U.S. called "welfare." Critics claimed the system was abused easily and created a culture of dependency. Proponents argued the program assisted the people who needed it most. It was replaced by Temporary Aid to Needy Families in 1996. See also: Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act.
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This paper distinguishes between two specific types of income payments, AFDC and child support and alimony payments.
The mean modal aid code for 49 percent of spells was AFDC.
AFDC provides income support to families based on need, income, and family size.
In a study in Wisconsin, Cancian and colleagues (1999) found that although the average earnings of recipients who left AFDC increased, the women's overall income dropped because welfare benefits fell more than their earnings increased.
Mothers from AFDC households did not differ significantly from non-AFDC households on any of the five disorders, but they were significantly more likely to have at least one of the five disorders.
it] is the growth rate in employment per capita defined as the annual difference in log per capita employment, is a vector of AFDC and food stamp welfare policies, [Z.
Moreover, chronic unemployment and lack of work experience significantly reduce the chances of AFDC recipients leaving dependency and supplementation (Hutchens, 1981; Petersen, 1995; Plotnick, 1983; Taylor, 1999; U.
At the end of The Price of Citizenship, Katz proposes three things: reestablishing some version of the AFDC program; cutting the link between employment and eligibility for federal benefits, especially for mothers; and national health insurance.
Federalist Policies of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act: Changes made to AFDC with the passage of the PRWORA were consistent with such federalist rhetoric.
Up until the mid-1980s, Medicaid coverage was primarily limited to recipients of AFDC and indigent senior citizens.
NOTES: AFDC is Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
The addition of food stamps, free medical care (medicaid) for all AFDC recipients, and subsidized housing for many supplement the value of the benefit package in all States.