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PMID:  22711951     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Two of the primary programs through which the federal government provides benefits to low income families are the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program and the Food Stamp program. However, many eligible low income families do not actually receive these benefits. We combined state-level policy data with rich data on a national sample of low income families to investigate family and state-level predictors of TANF and Food Stamp receipt. Our findings indicate: 1) families experiencing more economic hardship and health challenges are more likely to receive benefits, and 2) states' coverage is associated with families' receipt of TANF, but not Food Stamps. Implications for policy and research are discussed.
Authors:
Kelly M Purtell; Elizabeth T Gershoff; J Lawrence Aber
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Children and youth services review     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0190-7409     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8110100     Medline TA:  Child Youth Serv Rev     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  713-724     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Texas at Austin.
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