Public Welfare

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 1, Winter

A New Management Model for Child Welfare; True Reform Means Doing Things Differently
Many solutions have been proposed for dealing with the child welfare crisis, but one area of need rarely receives the attention it deserves: agency management. This lack of attention is surprising because child welfare agencies have fundamental weaknesses...
CAP: New York State's Experiment with Economic Incentives
THE CHILD ASSISTANCE PROGRAM ALLOWS AFDC RECIPIENTS TO CHOOSE AN ALTERNATIVE PATH. In 1989, New York State launched the Child Assistance Program (CAP), a highly innovative approach to welfare reform. CAP is distinctive in its reliance on positive economic...
Ohio Boosts Attendance among Teen Parents; LEAP Aims to Increase the Graduation Rate
Early results from a large-scale evaluation of Ohio's statewide Learning, Earning, and Parenting (LEAP) Program indicate that its unusual combination of financial incentives, penalties, and support services is improving the school attendance of teenage...