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Missouri TANF White Paper: Many Barriers Hinder Economic Outcomes

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Burress, David; Dunton, Nancy; Gajewski, Byron; Ginther, Donna; Moore, Jan; Oslund, Patricia; Rosenbloom, Joshua L.; University of Kansas, School of Nursing; Institute for Policy and Social Research (IPSR)
Sponsoring Organization(s):
Missouri Department of Social Services;Local Investment Commission (LINC); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
A major study of current and former welfare recipients in Missouri found that many faced multiple barriers to economic attainment. Certain barriers reduced work effort and increased the probability of remaining on or returning to TANF. The study was based on interviews conducted in 2001 and 2002 with approximately 500 persons who left the TANF rolls 1997 and 360 who had been on TANF continuously since 1998.
Missouri, Public welfare, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (Program), Welfare recipients, Community issues
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