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RESEARCH - TANF AND HIGHER EDUCATION


The Brookings Institution

The Brookings Institution is an organization that does research, analysis, and public education with emphasis on economics. This website offers several links to research topics on a number of things including education and social policy. It also offers links to programs regarding economic studies and governance studies. Center on Children and Families has taken on low-income families/poverty.

The Administration for Children and Families

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. This website offers links to services for families such as childcare, child support, and TANF. There are also links to ACF programs such as Office of Family Assistance, and Office of Financial Services.

The Center for Law And Social Policy

The Center for Law And Social Policy is an organization focused on family policy and access to legal assistance for low-income families. Some of the projects include welfare reform, workforce development, childcare, child support enforcement, child welfare, couples and marriage policy, and reproductive health and teen parents.

The Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition

The Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition is made of families who receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and families who have left TANF for low wage jobs and receive Subsidies for childcare, medical coverage or food stamps. It organizes groups of women and men to watch how welfare and family policy is implemented at their local welfare office and how it’s made at the legislature.

The Center for Women Policy Studies

The Center for Women Policy Studies is the nation’s first feminist policy research organization. They have been on the front lines of efforts to promote justice and equality for women. This site provides links to Education and Welfare Reform, Reproductive Rights and the law, and Work, Family and Workplace Diversity.

The Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) Organization

This website is part of the Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) organization. This site provides links to information on the Parents as Scholars program (PaS), Maine's TANF education program.

Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP) TOC

This link is part of the Maine Equal Justice Partners (MEJP), it provides links to articles regarding families and welfare reform, work and raising children.

The National Association of Social Workers

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is rooted in the mission and core values of the social work profession such as social justice. NASW focus their efforts on three priorities: reducing the number of families living in poverty, improving assistance to recipients with multiple barriers to self-sufficiency, and enhancing the capacity of the welfare system infrastructure, particularly the welfare workforce. This website offers information on advocacy, legislative issues, and links to NASW publications and journals.

National Center for Law and Economic Justice (NCLEJ)

The National Center for Law and Economic Justice works with and on behalf of low-income people to ensure that adequate income support--public funding provided on the basis of need--is available whenever and to the extent necessary to meet basic needs and foster healthy human and family development. They offer information regarding childcare and welfare, disability and welfare, food stamp access, job opportunities, etc.

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation’s premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals. They conduct research and analysis to inform public debates over proposed budget and tax policies and to help ensure that the needs of low-income families and individuals are considered in these debates. They also develop policy options to alleviate poverty, particularly among working families. Some areas of research include: poverty/income, unemployment insurance, welfare reform/TANF, and Food Assistance.

Hawaii State Government Sites

Provides links to Hawaii State Government Sites such as family, citizen, and community assistance, links to various state departments and agencies, and educational information about Hawaii.