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Welfare and Poverty Issues Bibliography

Compiled by Nancy Flanakin, NCDSV Librarian

October 2003

Allard, M.A., Albelda, R., Colten, M.E., & Cosenza, C. (1997). In harm’s way? Domestic violence, AFDC receipt, and welfare reform in Massachusetts.  Boston: University of Massachusetts.

Armato, S., Lewis, J., & Lohrentz, T. (2000).  Living with welfare reform: A survey of low income families in Illinois.  Chicago: Center for Urban Economic Development, University of Illinois at Chicago. http://homeless.cued.uic.edu/cued/projpub/wtw.html

Bassuk, E., Weinreb, L., Buckner, J., Browne, A., Salomon, A., & Bassuk, S.S. (1996).  The characteristics and needs of sheltered homeless and low-income housed mothers.  JAMA: Journal of the American Medical Association, 276, 640-646.

Bloom, D., Farrell, M., Fink, B., & Adams-Ciardullo, D. (2002). Welfare time limits: state policies, implementation, and effects on families. Washington, DC: Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation. http://www.mdrc.org/welfare_reform.htm

Brauner, S., & Loprest, P. (1999). Where are they now? What states'  studies of people who left welfare tell us.  Washington, DC: Urban Institute. http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/anf32.pdf

Browne, A., & Bassuk, S.S. (1997). Intimate violence in the lives of homeless and poor housed women: Prevalence and patterns in an ethnically diverse sample.  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 67, 261-278.

Browne, A., Salomon, A., & Bassuk, S.S. (1999). The impact of recent partner violence on poor women’s capacity to maintain work.”  Violence Against Women 5(4), 393-426.

Cancian, M., Haveman, R., Meyer, D., & Wolfe, B. (1999). Before and after TANF: The economic well being of women leaving welfare. Madison: Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Center for Law and Social Policy (2002). Forty states likely to cut access to postsecondary training or education under House-passed bill. [Includes tables showing state TANF policies on postsecondary education] http://www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1024591897.16/view_html

Cole, P., & Buel, S. (2000). Safety and financial security for battered women: necessary steps for transitioning from welfare to work. Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, 7(2), 307-345.

Danziger, S., Corcoran, M., Danziger, S., Heflin, C., Kalil, A., Levine, J., Rosen, D., Seefeldt, K., Siefert, K., & Tolman, R. (2000).  Barriers to the employment of welfare recipients.  


Edin, K., & Lein, L. (1997). Making ends meet: How single mothers survive welfare and low wage work.  New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Gallagher, L. (1998). One year after federal welfare reform: A description of state Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) decisions.  Washington, DC: Urban Institute. 


Greenberg. M., Strawn, J., & Plimpton, L. (1999). State opportunities to provide access to post secondary education under TANF.  Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.

Hammeal-Urban, R. (1999).  Housing and battered women: Using housing vouchers to assist battered women move from welfare to work.  Harrisburg, PA: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Holahan, J. (2002). Variations among states in health insurance coverage and medical expenditures: how much is too much? Washington, DC: Urban Institute


Johnson, B., & Lessard, G. (1996). Targeting high-wage jobs.  In Sandra Van Fossen (Ed.), Six strategies for self –sufficiency (pp.39-50).  Washington, DC: Wider Opportunities for Women.

Ku, L., & Bruen, B. (1999).  The continuing decline in Medicaid coverage.  Washington, DC: The Urban Institute.  http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/anf_a37.pdf

Lein, L., Jacquet, S., Lewis, C., Cole, P., & Williams, B. (2001). With the best of intentions: Family Violence Option and abused women’s needs.  Violence Against Women, 7(2), 193-210.

Levitan, M., & Gluck, R. (2003). Job market realities and federal welfare policy. New York : Community Service Society.

Lloyd, S. (1998). The effects of violence on work and family.  Poverty Research News, 2(2), 3-5.  Chicago: Northwestern University/University of Chicago Joint Center for Poverty Research.

Lloyd S., & Taluc, N. (1999). The effects of male violence on female employment. Violence Against Women, 5(4), 370-392.

Loprest, P. (1999).  How families that left welfare are doing: A national picture. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/anf_b1.pdf

Loprest, P., & Zedlewski, S. (1999). Current and former welfare recipients: How do they differ?  Washington, DC: Urban Institute. http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/discussion99-17.pdf

Lyons, E. (1997). Poverty, welfare, and battered women: What does the research tell us?  Harrisburg, PA: National Resource Center on Domestic Violence.

Moore, T., & Selkowe, V. (1999). Domestic violence victims in transition from welfare to work: Barriers to self-sufficiency and the W-2 response. Milwaukee:  The Institute for Wisconsin’s Future.

Nightingale, D.S., & Brennan, K. (1998). The welfare-to-work grants program: A new link in the welfare reform chain. Washington, D.C: The Urban Institute.


National Council for the Homeless (1999). Domestic violence and homelessness.  NCH fact sheet #8. http://nch.ari.net/domestic.html

National Coalition for the Homeless (2000). Using TANF to reduce and prevent homelessness: effective practices and strategies.  http://www.nationalhomeless.org/tanfpractices.html

NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (2002). Welfare & poverty: the Family Violence Option. http://www.nowldef.org/html/issues/wel/fvosur.shtml

Parrot, S. (1998) Welfare recipients who find jobs. Washington, DC: Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.

Raphael, J., & Haennicke, S. (1999). Keeping battered women safe through the welfare-to work journey: How are we doing? Final report on the implementation of policies for battered women in state Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs.  Chicago: Taylor Institute. http://www.ssw.umich.edu/trapped/pubs_fvo1999.pdf

Raphael, J., & Tolman, R. (1997). Trapped by poverty/trapped by abuse: New evidence documenting the relationship between domestic violence and welfare. Ann Arbor, MI: Project for Research on Welfare Work, and Domestic Violence, a joint project of the Taylor Institute and the University of Michigan Research Development Center on Poverty, Risk, and Mental Health. www.ssw.umich.edu/trapped/pubs.html

Salomon, A., Bassuk, S.S., Brooks, M. (1996). Patterns of welfare use among poor and homeless women. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 66, 510-525.

Savner, S. (1999). Key implementation decisions affecting low-income adults under the Workforce Investment Act.  Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.


Schade, L., Espinosa, C., Ochs, M., & Ranghelli, L. (1999). Getting good jobs: An organizer’sguide to job training.  Washington, DC: Center for Community Change.

Strawn, J. (1998).  Beyond job search or basic education: Rethink the role of skills in welfare reform.  Washington, DC: Center for Law and Social Policy.


Sweeney, E., Schott, L., Lazere, E., Fremstad, S., Goldberg, H., Guyer, J., Super, D., & Johnson, C. (2000).  Windows of opportunity: Strategies to support low-income families in the next stage of welfare reform.  Washington, DC: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

Tolman, R., & Raphael, J. (2000). A review of research on welfare and domestic violence.


Ullman, F., Hill, I., & Almeida, R. (1999). CHIP: A look at emerging state programs.  Washington, DC: Urban Institute. http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/anf_a35.pdf

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2000). Access to child care for low-income working families. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ccb/research/ccreport/ccreport.htm

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (1999). Percent distribution of TANF families by race. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/opre/characteristics/fy98/tab06_98.htm.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2002). State strategies for working with hard-to-employ TANF recipients. http://oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-02-00-00630.pdf

Watkins, K. (1996) Nontraditional employment for women. In Sandra Van Fossen (Ed.), Six strategies for self-sufficiency (pp. 65-80). Washington, DC: Wider Opportunities for Women.

Weil, Alan (2002) Ten things everyone should know about welfare reform. Washington, DC: Urban Institute. http://www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/310484.pdf

Welfare Information Network (2002). Time limits. http://www.welfareinfo.org/limits.asp

Welfare Information Network (2001). Work requirement provisions. http://www.welfareinfo.org/WorkRequirementProvisions.htm

Wood, M., Locke, G., Shulevitz, B., Porcari, D., Nolden, S., & Amendolia, J. (1999). From welfare to work: Using HUD’s programs to help families in transition.  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research.

Zedlewski, S., & Brauner, S. (1999).  Are the steep declines in food stamp participation linked to falling welfare caseloads?  Washington, DC: Urban Institute. 



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