Welfare System Temporary Aid for Term Paper

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For the year June 2000 there were 5,780,543 TANF families as against 14,111,992 TANF families during January 1993. (Total TANF Recipients by State)

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The following graph shows the percentage of the U.S. population on Welfare since 1960. As it can be seen that there was a gradual rise from the year 1960 when the program was launched till 1972 after which there was a plateau phase till 1978. It remained range bound from 1979 till 1990 with minor rise and fall. The years 1993 and 1994 was the peak with more than 5.5% of the U.S. population covered under TANF. After 1994, coverage came down sharply from 1996 till 1999 when it was 2.5%. (Statistics: Percentage of U.S. Population on Welfare since 1960)

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Action Alert- Ask for a Multiyear TANF Extension with Significant Child Care Funding. Retrieved at http://www.results.org/website/article.asp?id=965Accessed on 12 May, 2005

Administration for Children and Families: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program. Retrieved at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/exsumcl.htm. Accessed on 12 May, 2005

Besharov, Douglas J. The Past and Future of Welfare Reform. Retrieved at http://www.welfareacademy.org/pubs/welfare/pastandfuture.pdf. Accessed on 12 May, 2005

Gorman, Angie O. Playing the Rules and Still Losing Ground. Retrieved at http://www.americamagazine.org/gettext.cfm?articleTypeID=1&textID=2419&issueID=397Accessed on 12 May, 2005

Statistics: Percentage of U.S. Population on Welfare since 1960. Retrieved at http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/news/stats/6090_cht.htm. Accessed on 12 May, 2005

Total TANF Recipients by State. Retrieved at http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/news/stats/caseload.htm. Accessed on 12 May, 2005

Wendy, Pollack. An Introduction to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. Retrieved at http://www.povertylaw.org/legalresearch/manual/TANF.pdf. Accessed on 12 May, 2005

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References

Action Alert- Ask for a Multiyear TANF Extension with Significant Child Care Funding. Retrieved at http://www.results.org/website/article.asp?id=965Accessed on 12 May, 2005

Administration for Children and Families: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program. Retrieved at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ofa/exsumcl.htm. Accessed on 12 May, 2005

Besharov, Douglas J. The Past and Future of Welfare Reform. Retrieved at http://www.welfareacademy.org/pubs/welfare/pastandfuture.pdf. Accessed on 12 May, 2005

Gorman, Angie O. Playing the Rules and Still Losing Ground. Retrieved at http://www.americamagazine.org/gettext.cfm?articleTypeID=1&textID=2419&issueID=397Accessed on 12 May, 2005

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