Public Welfare

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 1, Winter

A New Management Model for Child Welfare: True Reform Means
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
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 incentives and case management in encouraging clients to increase earnings and...
Ohio Boosts Attendance among Teen Parents
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...