Vice President for Family Income Support Policy
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), which provides basic assistance to families with little or no income, responded only modestly to the severe recession that began in December 2007, exposing its inadequacy as a safety net, as we explain in a new paper.
We found that:
Our paper on which this post is based is the second in a series on changes in TANF caseloads since the start of the economic downturn. Click here to read the paper in full, here to read the state-by-state fact sheets, and here to read the first paper in the series.