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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program

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  • Robert Moffitt

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program was created in 1996 from what was previously named the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) program The TANF program is intended to serve low-income families primarily those with only a single parent present as did the AFDC program The TANF program is distinguished from AFDC by strong work requirements time limits on receipt options for the provision of noncash assistance and by a block grant financing structure This paper reviews the rules of the TANF program and the research that has been conducted on it and on the AFDC program

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Paper provided by The Johns Hopkins University,Department of Economics in its series Economics Working Paper Archive with number 463.

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