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The SSRC Library allows visitors to access materials related to self-sufficiency programs, practice and research. Visitors can view common search terms, conduct a keyword search or create a custom search using any combination of the filters at the left side of this page. To conduct a keyword search, type a term or combination of terms into the search box below, select whether you want to search the exact phrase or the words in any order, and click on the blue button to the right of the search box to view relevant results.

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  • Individual Author: Hartig, Seth
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2019

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation provides an overview of the perils of food assistance and other social services benefits cliffs, as well as the results of a study on the effects of minimum wage and inflation on benefit limits. Discrepencies between market rates and subsidies for food, child care, and other needs can cause families to face severe financial circumstances when they reach sharp benefit limits.

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation provides an overview of the perils of food assistance and other social services benefits cliffs, as well as the results of a study on the effects of minimum wage and inflation on benefit limits. Discrepencies between market rates and subsidies for food, child care, and other needs can cause families to face severe financial circumstances when they reach sharp benefit limits.

  • Individual Author: Dreyer, Benard P.; James-Brown, Christine
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2019

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation, moderated by Edith Kealey, provides an overview of opportunities to reduce child poverty via measure such as expanding tax credits and food assistance programs and the impact of various potential packages of programs, including a case study of a package employed in Louisiana. 

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation, moderated by Edith Kealey, provides an overview of opportunities to reduce child poverty via measure such as expanding tax credits and food assistance programs and the impact of various potential packages of programs, including a case study of a package employed in Louisiana. 

  • Individual Author: Hendriks, Henriët; Durbahn, Leigh
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2019

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. It highlights the need for and implementation of the Pathways to Prosperity and Wellbeing pilot program, a two-generational pilot program aimed at young families with children.
    See more at: https://www.opressrc.org/content/children-affected-trauma-selected-states-report-various-approaches-and-challenges-supporting

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. It highlights the need for and implementation of the Pathways to Prosperity and Wellbeing pilot program, a two-generational pilot program aimed at young families with children.
    See more at: https://www.opressrc.org/content/children-affected-trauma-selected-states-report-various-approaches-and-challenges-supporting

  • Individual Author: Rachidi, Angela; Dejardins, Kerry ; Chaidez, Julius
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2019

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. Moderated by RuNiaja Vicksbrown, this presentation provides an overview of Iowa's Family Development and Self-Sufficiency program. 

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. Moderated by RuNiaja Vicksbrown, this presentation provides an overview of Iowa's Family Development and Self-Sufficiency program. 

  • Individual Author: Gaddes, Rachel; McGill, Brittany; Holzwart, Rachel; Winston, Pam
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2019

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. It provides an overview of studies on the effects of wage increases on families participating in TANF and CCDF. In the first study, marginal tax rates (MTRs) are computed and used to determine the effects of wage increases and eligibility requirements on program participation. In the second study, researchers examine the effects of wage increases and eligibility requirements on families' labor force decisions.

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. It provides an overview of studies on the effects of wage increases on families participating in TANF and CCDF. In the first study, marginal tax rates (MTRs) are computed and used to determine the effects of wage increases and eligibility requirements on program participation. In the second study, researchers examine the effects of wage increases and eligibility requirements on families' labor force decisions.

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