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Glossary of Terms Related to TANF

AFDC: Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) was a program jointly financed by the federal and state government to provide cash assistance to needy families with children. The program ran from 1935 to 1995, and replaced by TANF in 1996.

 

ARRA: The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) was legislated in 2009 to provide emergency support during the 2008-09 recession.

TANF Tested: Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession

See the results of NETWORK's study on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and reflect on the lives of families in poverty during the recession. Read more

National Catholic Reporter on NETWORK's TANF Report

Network, the Catholic social justice lobby in Washington, has been monitoring the effectiveness of the so-called "welfare-to-work" laws since Bill Clinton made welfare reform a keystone of his presidency in 1996. Network recently released its latest evaluation and found that in today's economic climate, the programs are severely lacking. Read more

Blog: NETWORK Briefing a Successful Contribution to the TANF Conversation

Jul 20, 2010 | By Amy Johnson, Emerson Hunger Fellow

Yesterday, NETWORK hosted a briefing on the release of our report, TANF Tested: the Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession. Read more

Catholic Social Justice Lobby Releases New Data on Poverty during the Economic Downturn

Washington DC: NETWORK today released its new report on how people in poverty have been affected by the recession and high unemployment.   Read more

NETWORK Briefing on Our New Report - "TANF Tested: Lives of Families in Poverty during the Recession"

Learn about how people in extreme poverty are affected by the current economic downturn. Read more

TANF and Non-custodial Fathers

The results from NETWORK’s 2010 survey project emphasized the prevalence of families headed by single parents, mainly women, who experience economic hardship. T