U.S. Census Bureau: More Families with Children Receive TANF During 2009 Recession

The U.S. Census reports that families with children in the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) increased from 3.8% in 2006 to 4.8% in 2009. TANF, a federal welfare program, was examined in a report entitled Comparing Program Participation of TANF and non-TANF Families Before and During a Time of Recession. The report’s authors also imply that the impact of the Great Recession has not been limited to TANF and poor families. Click here to visit the U.S. Census Bureau’s press released about this report.

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