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Citation:  Powell, S. E., & Bauer, J. W. (2010). Resource use of rural low-income families caring for children with disabilites. Journal of Children and Poverty, 16 (1), 67-83.
Title:  Resource use of rural low-income families caring for children with disabilites
Authors:  Powell, S. E., & Bauer, J. W.
Year:  2010
Journal/Publication:  Journal of Children and Poverty
Publisher:  Taylor & Francis
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1080/10796120903575101
Full text:  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10796120903575101   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  The Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program was created with the passage of the Personal Responsibility Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act, Pub.L. 104-193 (PRWORA). Since the creation of TANF, families still on welfare were likely facing barriers, such as caring for children with disabilities.
Purpose:  This article discusses the gaps in knowledge on low-income families with children with disabilities in rural areas.
Study sample:  This study used a sample from "Rural Families Speak," and examined data of 26 families caring for a child or children with disabilities.
Data collection and analysis:  Researchers conducted qualitative research on the resources used by low-income families with children with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment and child care.
Conclusions:  Recommendations on policy for increasing the effectiveness of assistance programs for these families are given.

Populations served:  Rural and remote communities
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