The Child Care Protection Under TANF
Publication Date: January 1998
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Mark Greenberg
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
This paper analyzes federal law and guidance related to the welfare law’s protection of welfare families who do not participate in required activities because child care, for a child under age six, is not available. Which families are protected? How does the protection interact with TANF time limits and, work and participation rates? What are the responsibilities of the child care agency?