Reports by LaDonna Pavetti, Ph.D.
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Recent Report on TANF’s Responsiveness to the Recession Has Serious Flaws
September 10, 2014
A recent study on how the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program responded to increased need during the Great Recession, by Ron Haskins and Kimberly Howard of the Brookings Institution and Vicky Albert of the University of Nevada, asserts that “TANF was more responsive to the recession than critics have …
Effective, Evidence-Based Home Visiting Programs in Every State at Risk if Congress Does Not Extend Funding
March 10, 2014
The Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV), a federal and state partnership that supports family- and child-related home visiting programs in every state, will expire at the end of fiscal year 2014 unless Congress takes steps to extend it — threatening a host of programs that have proven …