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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The plan - an almost 200-page draft document - is split into three categories, explains Sawsan Bou Fakhreddine, the AFDC's director.
Finally, as the successful deployment of EVs and PHEVs will largely hinge on drivers' ability to charge their vehicles quickly and conveniently the AFDC provides consumers and fleets with location information for more than 600 charging stations through the Alternative Fueling Station Locator.
This paper distinguishes between two specific types of income payments, AFDC and child support and alimony payments.
[1998] using AFDC and TANF administrative data along with Maryland's Department of Labor data, identify industries that both hire and retain TANF workers.
The mean modal aid code for 49 percent of spells was AFDC. But eligibility for Medicaid via the AFDC-UP (11 percent), MI (10 percent), and MN (23 percent) programs was also common.
This section attempts to provide a clear and concise overview of personal bankruptcy, UI, and AFDC. The basics of personal bankruptcy are presented.
There are few studies on the employment rate of AFDC leavers.
Qualified members of families receiving assistance under the AFDC program (or a successor program);
Respondents were grouped by welfare status: Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC, n = 90), and non-AFDC (n = 95).
Importantly, the Welfare Reform Act also eliminated the entitlement status of the main cash-welfare program, Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), thus positioning food stamps as a more prominent countercyclical consumption stabilizer.
This research used data concerning recipients' employment, receipt of Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), receipt of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and poverty status to develop a typology of adaptations by welfare recipients.
The results indicate that implementation of TANF is negatively associated with marriage and divorce rates, as are pre-TANF waivers from the AFDC program in some specifications.