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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Aid to Dependent Children was renamed Aid to Families with Dependent Children in the 1962 revisions.
Statistics show that 368 local families receive Aid to Families with Dependent Children, officials said.
Among its provisions, the act abolishes Aid to Families with Dependent Children and removes the safety net provided by the entitlement.
Although the well-off have long been able to direct personal assistance services according to their preferences, people who rely on publicly financed services or on services paid for out of insurance monies have much less control over the services they receive and have significantly less control than people who receive other forms of public assistance, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC).
Government benefits that are delivered electronically include food stamps, Aid to Families with Dependent Children, and social security benefits.
Of all the antipoverty programs that have come under attack, none has been singled out more than Aid to Families with Dependent Children, or AFDC.
Noting that many dependent children were not orphans at all, but rather children of extremely poor, working mothers, these nurses argued for more widespread eligibility for Mother's Pensions, the antecedent of the modern day Aid to Families with Dependent Children ("welfare") program, as well as for more day nurseries.
In fiscal year 1992, the number of families receiving Aid to Families With Dependent Children (AFDC) had grown to a monthly average of 4.
Similar to Enterprise Zones, Targeted Tax Areas are weighted toward areas of the state experiencing high unemployment, low median wages and those communities with a high percentage of Aid to Families with Dependent Children recipients.
The Promise of Welfare Reform analyzes the consequences over the past 10 years of legislative changes made to the public assistance program formerly known as Aid to Families with Dependent Children.
As a result of the 1988 Family Support Act, new educational, job-training and job placement services were introduced and these significantly augmented the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (or AFDC) program which had been in existence since the 1930s.
Like Linda Gordon's classic text Pitied But Not Entitled (Free Press, 1994), which traced the development of Aid to Families with Dependent Children, A Mother's Job uncovers the roots of a modern political dilemma.
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