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Citation:  Parish, S. L., Rose, R. A., & Andrews, M. E. (2010). TANF's impact on low-income mothers raising children with disabilities. Exceptional Children, 76 (2), 234-253.
Title:  TANF's impact on low-income mothers raising children with disabilities
Authors:  Parish, S. L., Rose, R. A., & Andrews, M. E.
Year:  2010
Journal/Publication:  Exceptional Children
Publisher:  SAGE
Full text:  http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/001440291007600206   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Purpose:  This study judges the success of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families' (TANF) goals: increase employment, promote marriage, and reduce dependence on welfare.
Study sample:  This study focuses on low-income mothers (poor and near-poor) with children with disabilities.
Data collection and analysis:  The authors used data from the National Survey of America's Families.
Findings:  Prior to TANF implementation, during implementation, and 1-4 years after implementation, employment rates for some mother categories increased. Marriage rates did not change in the categories of poor and near-poor mothers of children with disabilities. Findings from this study suggest that TANF has not helped lead to an overall reduction in reliance on welfare for this sample.
Conclusions:  The authors offer recommendations and policy implications for TANF.

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