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Impact of AFDC on Family Structure and Living Arrangements.


PB84196138

Publication Date 1984
Personal Author Ellwood, D. T.; Bane, M. J.
Page Count 90
Abstract Differences in welfare do not appear to be the primary cause of variation in family structure across states, or over time. Largely unmeasurable differences in culture or attitudes account for a large proportion of differences in birth rates to unmarried women and in divorce and separation patterns among families with children. Welfare appears to have a dramatic impact on the living arrangements of young single mothers. In high versus low benefit states, these women were more likely to live independently than in the home of a parent. There is relatively strong evidence that benefit levels influence divorce and separation rates to a degree; among very young married mothers, the impact may be quite sizeable.
Keywords
  • Social welfare
  • Family relations
  • Culture(Social sciences)
  • Attitudes
  • Parent child relations
  • Families
Source Agency
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
NTIS Subject Category
  • 92C - Social Concerns
  • 91K - Social Services
Corporate Authors John F. Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA.; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (HHS),
Document Type Technical Report
NTIS Issue Number 198416
Impact of AFDC on Family Structure and Living Arrangements.
Impact of AFDC on Family Structure and Living Arrangements.
PB84196138

  • Social welfare
  • Family relations
  • Culture(Social sciences)
  • Attitudes
  • Parent child relations
  • Families
  • Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
  • 92C - Social Concerns
  • 91K - Social Services
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