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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

CBO’s 2014 Long-Term Projections for Social Security: Additional Information

Categories: Disability,Govt Finance,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/cbofiles/attachments/49795-Social_Security_Update.pdf

Modifies projections for Social Security that were originally published in July 2014 within the publication entitled The 2014 Long-Term  Budget Outlook.  Projects that under current law the Disability Insurance Trust Fund will be exhausted in FY2017 and the OASI Trust Fund in 2032.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

Annual Statistical Report on the Social Security Disability Insurance Program, 2013

Categories: Disability,Income/Poverty,Retirement/Social Security,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/di_asr/2013/di_asr13.pdf

Provides program and demographic information about the people who receive Social Security disability benefits including benefits awarded, income of disabled beneficiaries and geographic distribution of benefits.  From the Social Security Administration

 

Welfare, Work, and Poverty Status of Female-Headed Families with Children: 1987-2013

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41917.pdf

Reports on trends in the economic well-being of female-headed families with children since the advent of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

OASDI and SSI Program Rates and Limits 2015

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

http://www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/quickfacts/prog_highlights/RatesLimits2015.pdf

Fact sheet with program rates and adjustments including the 2015 Cost-of-Living adjustment.  Covers both the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income programs.  From the Social Security Administration

 

The Supplemental Poverty Measure: 2013

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

http://www.census.gov/content/dam/Census/library/publications/2014/demo/p60-251.pdf

Provides information about the nation’s poverty rate according to the official measure and the supplemental poverty measure, which takes into account the effect of federal noncash benefits.  The official measure showed 45.8 million in poverty in 2013 while the SPM showed 48.7 million.  From the Census Bureau.

 

The Effects of Unemployment Benefits on Unemployment and Labor Force Participation: Evidence from 35 Years of Benefits Extensions

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics,Welfare/Social Services

http://www.federalreserve.gov/pubs/feds/2014/201465/201465pap.pdf

Finds that extended benefits increased the unemployment rate slightly in the most recent recession but did not affect the labor force participation rate.  From the Federal Reserve

 

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