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  • Individual Author: U.S. Congress
    Reference Type: Statute
    Year: 1987

    This statute provided a range of services to homeless people, including supportive housing programs, emergency shelter programs and continuum of care programs.

    Public Law No. 100-77 (1987).

    This statute provided a range of services to homeless people, including supportive housing programs, emergency shelter programs and continuum of care programs.

    Public Law No. 100-77 (1987).

  • Individual Author: U.S. Congress
    Reference Type: Statute
    Year: 1988

    This statute made several changes that affect the Child Support Enforcement program under title IV-D of the Social Security Act, relating to paternity establishment, wage withholding, and job opportunities and basic skills training.

    Public Law No. 100-485 (1988).

     

    This statute made several changes that affect the Child Support Enforcement program under title IV-D of the Social Security Act, relating to paternity establishment, wage withholding, and job opportunities and basic skills training.

    Public Law No. 100-485 (1988).

     

  • Individual Author: Ellwood, David T.
    Reference Type: Book Chapter/Book
    Year: 1989

    The subject of a New York Times Magazine cover story of December 8, 1996, David Ellwood is one of the country’s leading experts on poverty. In this book he describes who the poor are, explains why they are poor, and suggests new policies for helping them. Poor Support is a major reinterpretation of the various forms that poverty takes in American families and what can be done to alleviate the problem. (publisher abstract)

    The subject of a New York Times Magazine cover story of December 8, 1996, David Ellwood is one of the country’s leading experts on poverty. In this book he describes who the poor are, explains why they are poor, and suggests new policies for helping them. Poor Support is a major reinterpretation of the various forms that poverty takes in American families and what can be done to alleviate the problem. (publisher abstract)

  • Individual Author: Zill, Nicholas; Furstenberg, Frank Jr.; Peterson, James; Moore, Kristin
    Reference Type: Dataset
    Year: 1990

    Description: The National Survey of Children (NSC) was designed to assess the physical, social, and psychological well-being of American children, to develop a national profile of the way children in the United States live, to permit analysis of the relationships between the conditions of children's lives and measures of child development, and to examine the effects of marital disruption on the development of children and on the operation of single and multi-parent families. Information is provided on the child's well-being, family, experiences with family disruption, behavior, physical health, and mental health.

    Population: Children between the ages of seven and 11, or born between September 1, 1964 and December 31, 1969, living in households in the 48 contiguous states.

    Periodicity: Data collected and available for all three waves – 1976, 1981, 1987.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Child development, fertility, family structure.

    (Information adapted from the...

    Description: The National Survey of Children (NSC) was designed to assess the physical, social, and psychological well-being of American children, to develop a national profile of the way children in the United States live, to permit analysis of the relationships between the conditions of children's lives and measures of child development, and to examine the effects of marital disruption on the development of children and on the operation of single and multi-parent families. Information is provided on the child's well-being, family, experiences with family disruption, behavior, physical health, and mental health.

    Population: Children between the ages of seven and 11, or born between September 1, 1964 and December 31, 1969, living in households in the 48 contiguous states.

    Periodicity: Data collected and available for all three waves – 1976, 1981, 1987.

    Additional relevant topics covered in this dataset: Child development, fertility, family structure.

    (Information adapted from the publisher)

    For more information, please see the Compendium of Family-Self Sufficiency Databases.

  • Individual Author: Mulroy, Elizabeth
    Reference Type: Journal Article
    Year: 1990

    Federal cutbacks in affordable housing programs during the Reagan years and a reduced supply of affordable rental units in the private market have created a housing crisis that is injurious to households headed by single mothers. Based on research conducted with low-income single mothers trying to participate in the federally funded Section 8 Rental Assistance Program, this study found that those most likely to receive program benefits were white single mothers with small families who had limited aspirations for better housing. Minority women with multiple unmet housing needs and high aspirations for relocating to a better living environment were least likely to receive program benefits. Social workers trained in community organizing, planning, social administration and policy practice have the skills to assume leadership in the design of more effective and equitable affordable housing policies, programs and implementation strategies to improve single mothers' access to the affordable housing of their choice. (author abstract)

    Federal cutbacks in affordable housing programs during the Reagan years and a reduced supply of affordable rental units in the private market have created a housing crisis that is injurious to households headed by single mothers. Based on research conducted with low-income single mothers trying to participate in the federally funded Section 8 Rental Assistance Program, this study found that those most likely to receive program benefits were white single mothers with small families who had limited aspirations for better housing. Minority women with multiple unmet housing needs and high aspirations for relocating to a better living environment were least likely to receive program benefits. Social workers trained in community organizing, planning, social administration and policy practice have the skills to assume leadership in the design of more effective and equitable affordable housing policies, programs and implementation strategies to improve single mothers' access to the affordable housing of their choice. (author abstract)

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