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Reports are free of charge, and may be downloaded from this page.

Temporary Cash Assistance in Maryland: Who are the Adults Caring for Child Recipients?
(May 2018) Letitia Logan Passarella
  Increasing the earning potential of adults, particularly those who receive public benefits, is important for family economic stability, child well-being, and preventing inter-generational poverty. In order to understand more about all adults caring for children in Marylandís Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) program, this report focuses on the demographics, cash assistance receipt, and employment and earnings of adults who are recipients of TCA benefits as well as adults on child-only cases. The report also examines the characteristics of adults on the different types of child-only cases.

Life on Welfare: Temporary Cash Assistance Families & Recipients, 2017
(April 2018) Rebecca McColl & Lisa Thiebaud Nicoli
  This brief describes families who received cash assistance in state fiscal year 2017. Familiesí characteristics, as well as adult recipientsí demographic characteristics and work histories, are the main focus.

Life on Welfare: Temporary Cash Assistance Families & Recipients, 2017 Jurisdictional Summaries
(April 2018) Rebecca McColl & Lisa Thiebaud Nicoli
  This document includes one-page summaries of families who received cash assistance in state fiscal year 2017 in each of Marylandís 24 jurisdictions.

Does Short-Term Employment Retention Affect Subsequent Employment & Earnings?
(March 2018) Lisa Thiebaud Nicoli
  In this brief, we examine employment and earnings outcomes for three years after case closure for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) clients in two different groups. One group retained employment for three months following case closure, and the other group did not retain employment. In each year after case closure, those who retained employment were more likely to work, and they earned more too. However, some of the gap in earnings is explained by the fact that those who retained employment were more likely to work all four quarters in a year. Additionally, the retained employment group was more likely to have worked before receiving TCA and earned more before receiving TCA as well.

Do Deviations from Child Support Guidelines Improve Payment Compliance?
(March 2018) Natalie Demyan & Letitia Passarella
 In Maryland, about one quarter of child support orders deviate from the guidelines-recommended amount. Ideally, these deviations encourage obligors to make regular payments, but there has been no prior research on this topic. In this brief, we found that deviations appear to have a small but positive influence on payment compliance.

Life After Welfare 2017 Annual Update
Letitia Passarella & Lisa Thiebaud Nicoli

Child Support Cases Without Support Orders: Three-year Outcomes
(September 2017) Natalie Demyan & Letitia Logan Passarella
  This brief examines cases that do not have support orders, and the percentage of these cases has remained relatively stableóbetween 20% to 25% of the caseload. By examining cases without support orders over a three-year follow-up period, we found that three in five had closed, one in five had established support orders, and the last one-fifth remained open without support orders in place. This brief provides additional details about each of those three outcomes and compares TANF and non-TANF case outcomes.

Life on Welfare: Temporary Cash Assistance Families & Recipients, 2015 & 2016
(July 2017)
  During each of the State Fiscal Years (SFYs) between 2016 and 2019, we will provide a jurisdictional summary of the adults who receive Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA). Six different jurisdictions will be highlighted in each year.


October 2015 Ė September 2016 - Caseload Exits at the Local Level
(May 2017) Elizabeth Gleason, Letitia Logan Passarella

Life on Welfare: Temporary Cash Assistance Families & Recipients, 2015 & 2016
(March 2017) Lisa Thiebaud Nicoli & Letitia Logan Passarella
  This brief profiles families who received cash assistance in state fiscal years 2015 and 2016. In particular, the brief provides information about case characteristics as well as adult recipientsí demographics and work histories.

Life on Welfare: Temporary Cash Assistance Families & Recipients, 2016 Jurisdictional Profiles
(March 2017) Natalie Demyan & Lisa Thiebaud Nicoli
  This document includes one-page profiles of families who received cash assistance in state fiscal year 2016 in each of Marylandís 24 jurisdictions.

Marylandís Child Support Caseload: Trends among Cases, 2010 to 2016
(March 2017) Elizabeth Gleason & Letitia Logan Passarella

15 Years Later: Long-term Outcomes for Families Leaving Welfare
(February 2017) Lisa Thiebaud Nicoli, Elizabeth Gleason,
& Letitia Logan Passarella

  This report provides a comprehensive look at early Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) leavers in Maryland over a 15-year span of time. Specifically, we examine outcomes for a sample of families who exited the TCA program from October 1996, the first month of TANF implementation in Maryland, through March 2000. We provide a profile of these early leavers and examine 15 years of their employment and earnings outcomes as well as their receipt of public assistance, including TCA, Food Supplement, and Medical Assistance. This information provides insight into the long-term experiences of Marylandís early leavers affected by welfare reform.



 
 
   


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