The Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center releases a new brief describing a model for using TANF data to understand caseload dynamics and address key policy questions.
Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium
These publications have been produced by members of the Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium, a multidisciplinary collaborative of applied social science research scholars and the Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center at the University of Chicago and Chapin Hall, with grant funding from the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation in the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. These publications are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Family Self-Sufficiency Data Center Creating a Data Model to Analyze TANF Caseloads
Income Instability and Income Support Programs: Recommendations for Policy and Practice
This brief presents background on income volatility and income support programs before making recommendations for policymakers and program administrators to promote income stability and mobility with income support programs.
The Great Recession and the Rise in Material Hardship
New research examining material hardship and sources of economic and family instability provides insight into how the Great Recession impacted households and, going forward, what might help those finding it hard to make ends meet.
The Consortium: 2016 Year in Review
This brief highlights the Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Consortium’s individual and collective efforts to improve the lives of low-income families and children by integrating research, policy, and practice on family self-sufficiency and stability.
Changing Demography of Social Safety Net Programs
This report highlights the changing socio-demographic composition of program participants for AFDC/TANF, SNAP and SSI between 1988 and 2015 and discusses the importance of addressing the needs of program participants from diverse backgrounds.