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
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.
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.