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Welfare Caseloads Increase in Most States in Fourth Quarter

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Publication Date: April 2003

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Mark Greenberg; Hedieh Rahmanou; Elise Richer

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


CLASP has collected new data on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) caseloads through December 2002 for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These are the most current and complete data available. Between September and December 2002, most states (38) reported caseload increases. The national caseload rose by 1.2 percentthe second consecutive quarter showing a national increase. Between December 2001 and December 2002, the national caseload total declined by 2.4 percent.

A PDF of the spreadsheet data is included as a supplementary file.