A recent Brookings blog post poses a provocative question: “was the TANF welfare program's response to the Great Recession adequate?” While the blog post asserts that it was, the answer is actually a resounding “no.”
In November 2013, the Urban Institute, with support from the Foundation for Child Development, convened practitioners, policymakers, and researchers to explore the impacts of instability on children, as well as implications for policy and practice.
Starbucks has announced that it will enforce its existing scheduling polices and eliminate some unfair practices following a recent New York Times article about the harrowing experiences of an employee grappling with an erratic, unpredictable schedule.
Home visiting has a strong evidence base. Rigorous research supports the effectiveness of several models at promoting strong parenting skills and children’s health and development, as well as streamlining family support and child development services. Home visiting programs can also improve child health and development,…
Total TANF federal and state funds spent or transferred amounted to $31.65 billion in FY2013. However, spending on core TANF purposes including basic assistance, child care and work-related activities continue to decline.