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The effects of a poverty reduction program on families and children: Lessons from New Hope
MDRC, 1999
New York: MDRC

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Families who left welfare: Who are they and how are they doing?
Loprest, Pamela, 1999
(Discussion Papers No. 99-02). Washington, DC: Urban Institute.

A study of the economic status of a nationally representative sample of families who left welfare in the early period after federal welfare reform

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The impact of welfare reform on parents' ability to care for their children's health
Heymann, Jody, 1999
American Journal of Public Health, 89(4), 502-505

A study of the conditions faced by mothers who leave welfare to work and the availability of work benefits that address the children’s health needs, such as paid sick leave and flexible hours

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National Survey of America's Families, 1997
Urban Institute, 1999
Urban Institute, and Child Trends. NATIONAL SURVEY OF AMERICA'S FAMILIES (NSAF), 1997 [Computer file]. ICPSR04581-v1. Washington, DC: Westat [producer], 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-10-04.

A cross-sectional survey of the economic, health, and social characteristics of families in the United States including such topics as child health care, child well being, child behavior problems, child care use, child education and cognitive development, and child social and emotional development.

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New Hope for people with low incomes: Two-year results of a program to reduce poverty and reform welfare: Executive summary
Bos, Johannes M., 1999
New York: MDRC.

An evaluation of Milwaukee’s New Hope project, which seeks to improve the lives and reduce the poverty of low-income workers and their families, comparing the employment, earnings, impact on parent-child relations, use of child care, and child outcomes of a group of New Hope participants with a control group excluded from such assistance

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Welfare reform under PRWORA: Aid to children with working families?
Loprest, Pamela, 1999
(Wellesley College Working Paper 99-12). Wellesley, MA: Wellesley College, Department of Economics.

An overview of changes made to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Child Care Development Fund (CCDF) programs under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act (PWRORA) of 1996, a discussion of the influences of these changes on incentives for states and families, and a preliminary assessment of the impact of PRWORA on state and local governments and low income families with children

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Who should pay for the kids?
England, Paula, 1999
Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 563(1), 194-207

An overview on who should bear the economic burden of child rearing

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Working parents: What factors are involved in their ability to take time off from work when their children are sick?
Heymann, Jody, 1999
Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, 153(8), 870-874

A study on the leave a parent has from work in order to take care of a sick child using data from the Baltimore Parenthood Study

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