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Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Asia and the Pacific, 2014

Categories: Asia,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/2014-2015/asia/ssptw14asia.pdf

Descriptions and statistics of social security programs in the countries of Asia and Pacific Islands including old age, disability, survivors, work injury, unemployment and other types of program coverage.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Children’s Health Insurance Program: Effects on Coverage and Access, and Considerations for Extending Funding

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/668768.pdf

CHIP is a joint federal-state program that provides health insurance for over 8 million children.  As Congress decides whether to extend program funding, this report assesses the program’s effect on children’s health care coverage and key issues for Congress to consider.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

The Effects of Potential Cuts in SNAP Spending on Households with Different Amounts of Income

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Govt Finance,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49978-SNAP.pdf

In an average month in FY2014, 47 million people or one in seven U.S. residents received federal food benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.  This report examines several options for reducing spending for the program as demanded by some in Congress and the potential effects on households of varying incomes.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Receipt for Households: 2000-2013

Categories: Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Population/Census,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2015/acs/acsbr13-08.pdf

Identifies households in which one or more members received food assistance under the SNAP program during the past 12 months at the national, state, and large metropolitan statistical levels. Also shows trends by state since 2000.  From the Census Bureau

 

The WIC Program: Background, Trends, and Economic Issues, 2015 Edition

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Income/Poverty,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.ers.usda.gov/media/1760725/eib134.pdf

Explains how the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children works, examines program trends, and discusses some of the major economic issues confronting the program.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

One in Five Children Receive Food Stamps

Categories: Children,Food/Nutrition,Headlines,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.census.gov/newsroom/press-releases/2015/cb15-16.html

Press release on status of children and families with links to detailed tables.  Reports that the number of children on food assistance remains higher than it was before the beginning of the 2008-2009 recession.  From the Census Bureau

 

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Spending and Policy Options

Categories: Federal State Relations,Govt Finance,Income/Poverty,Marriage/Family,Welfare/Social Services,Women

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49887-TANF.pdf

Provides an overview of the TANF program, the purpose and amounts of federal and state spending, the work requirements for eligibility for cash assistance, and 12 options that Congress might consider in changing TANF.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

How Changes in Immigration Policy Might Affect the Federal Budget

Categories: Govt Finance,Immigration/Migration,Taxes,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49868-Immigration.pdf

Covers the demographic and labor force characteristics of immigrants and how proposals to change the immigration system would affect the federal budget through benefits and taxes related to noncitizens.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

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