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National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS)

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Using brain science to develop new pathways out of poverty

Individual Author: 
Liberman, Ruthie
Venson, Agnes

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 Mobility Mentoring program, a new program built to improve economic mobility. The presentation also highlights policy changes related to the TANF program and how to implement mobility coaching programs. 

Family perspectives on marginal tax rates, safety net benefits, and employment

Individual Author: 
Gaddes, Rachel
McGill, Brittany
Holzwart, Rachel
Winston, Pam

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.

Measuring caseload dynamics and earnings outcomes for TANF participants: State experiences from a Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center initiative

Individual Author: 
Gjertson, Leah
George, Robert
Wiegand, Emily

This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation, moderated by Mark Fauth, highlights efforts by states to measure caseload dynamics and earnings outcomes for TANF participants through the Family Self Sufficiency Data Center Initiative. 

USVI TANF: Family and staff needs, program challenges and opportunities after disruptions

Individual Author: 
Michael, Noreen
Brown, Deborah E.
Francis, E. Aracelis
Callwood, Gloria B.
Valmond, Janis M.

This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation, moderated by Alisha Smith, highlights efforts to assess USVI TANF needs and to increase the program's resilience and capacity in the event of disasters. These efforts came out of difficulties in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

A roadmap to reducing child poverty

Individual Author: 
Dreyer, Benard P.
James-Brown, Christine

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. 

Describing TANF caseloads: Methods and considerations from the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center

Individual Author: 
Wiegand, Emily
Goerge, Robert
Gjertson, Leah

This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. It highlights efforts to improve analyses using the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center and provides an overview of how to use data from the Center for caseload analyses. 

Partnering to provide services to SNAP Employment and Training program participants

Individual Author: 
Jones, Kristen

This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation provides the results of a study concering SNAP E&T participation and programs. Results suggests partnerships with providers embedded in communities that include SNAP participants improve outcomes. 

TANF child-only cases: What are their needs and how can we serve them?

Individual Author: 
Joyce, Kristen

This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation provides results of a study of TANF child-only caseload size, composition, and trends, as well as a gap analaysis. The study suggests a need for a continuous quality improvement (CQI) process to assess and meet the needs of families and staff.