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September/October 2015

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  • Blaming the Poor: The Long Shadow of the Moynihan Report of Cruel Images about Poverty written by Susan D. Greenbaum. Published by the Rutgers Press. Available at www.rutgerspress.rutgers.edu [14985]

July/August 2015

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  • Financialization and Equal Opportunity (February 2015, 68 pp.) by Wallace C. Turbeville from Demos. Available at www.demos.org [14904]

May/June 2015

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  • Meeting the Challenges of an Aging Population with Success, a new study from the Kirwan Institute and College of Social Work at Ohio State reports on senior vulnerability, race and poverty. Available at columbusfoundation.org [14869]

  • The Other Side of Hope: Squandering Social Capital in Louisville’s HOPE VI (2015) by Rick Axtell and Michelle Tooley follows 40 households displaced in Louisville’s HOPE VI redevelopment of Clarksdale public housing, Journal of Poverty (pp.1-27) [14865]

March/April 2015

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  • "A New Majority: Low Income Students Now a Majority in the Nation's Public Schools" (January 2015, 6 pp.) A new research bulletin from the Southern Education Foundation available at www.southerneducation.org [14799]

  • Brooklyn Bail Fund Helps individuals charged with misdemeanors, who have community ties and where the amount of bail is $2,000 or less. Once a case is resolved, the bail money goes back to the Fund to help other individuals in need. Learn more at www.brooklynbailfund.org/ [14805]

  • The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood, A 25 year longitudinal study of Baltimore school children by Karl Alexander, Doris Entwisle, and Linda Olsen. (June 2014, 300 pp.), available at the Russell Sage Foundation. [14800]

  • “Ending Child Poverty Now,” (2015, 52 pp.), Children’s Defense Fund, available at www.childrensdefense.org [14819]

November/December 2014

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  • "Bottom 90% Worse Off Than in 1987" was an article in the Oct. 10, 2014 Washington Post. [14769]

  • "The Racial Wealth Audit: Measuring How Policies Shape the Racial Wealth Gap," by Thomas Shapiro, Tatjana Meschede & Laura Sullivan of the Brandeis Inst. on Assets & Social Policy (4 pp., Sept. 2014), is available at http://www.demos.org/sites/default/files/publications/The%20Racial%20Wealth%20%20Audit.pdf [14763]

July/August 2014

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  • "Inequality Is Not Inevitable," by Joseph E. Stiglitz, is a long, good article in the June 29, 2014 Sunday NY Times [14711]

May/June 2014

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  • The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence, by Gary A. Haugen, Victor & Victor Boutros (368 pp., 2014[?]), has been published by Oxford Univ. Press. [14648]

  • The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence, by Gary A. Haugen & Victor Boutros (368 pp., 2014[?]), has been published by Oxford Univ. Press. [14649]

  • "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later" is a 205 pp., March 2014 House Budget Comm. Majority Staff report, available at http://budget.house.gov/uploadedfiles/war_on_poverty.pdf [14668]

  • Uncensored: American Family Experience with Poverty & Homelessness is the Fall 2013, 29-page issue of Uncensored, published by the Inst. for Children, Poverty & Homelessness. 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, www.ICPHusa.org [14644]

March/April 2014

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  • "Through a Different Lens: The War on Poverty and a New Vision for the Future" is a 44-page, Jan. 2014 study from the Family Independence Initiative. Available (no price listed) from the Inst. at 1203 Preservation Way, #100, Oakland, CA 94612, 510/452-9341, www.fii.org [14492]

  • What Do We Know About the Intersection of Welfare and Disability Programs? (2014) is available from MDRC add contact inf [14612]

January/February 2014

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  • Incarceration, Poverty and the Family was a Dec. 17, 2013 Webinar, put on by the Univ. Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty, featuring UW-Madison Profs. Michael Massoglia & Julie Poehlmann. Inf. from irpwebinars-request@ssc.wisc.edu [14467]

  • "Punishing Hard Work: The Unintended Consequences of Cutting SNAP Benefits" (8 pp., Dec. 2013) is available (no price listed) from childrenshealthwatch@childrenshealthwatch.org [14416]

  • Unlocking Justice is the title of a series of webinars by The Sentencing Project. Two recent ones were "The Impact of the Federal Drug Ban on Welfare Benefits" and "The Historic Rise of Life Sentences in America," held Dec. 4, 2013 & Dec. 11, 2013, respectively. Inf. from staff=sentencingproject.org@mail.salsalabs.net [14478]

November/December 2013

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  • Half in Ten: A Reel Progress Screening and Discussion (9/22/2013) was a Sept. 22, 2013 event put on by the Center for American Progress, featuring among others Robert Reich & Wade Henderson. Inf. from progress@americanprogress.org [14337]

  • "Does 'Poverty' Cause Low Achievement?", by Richard Rothstein, is an Oct. 8, 2013 Working Economics/Economic Policy Inst. Blog. Contact news@epi.org [14301]

  • "Bad Decisions Don't Make You Poor, Being Poor Makes for Bad Decisions," by Matthew Yglesias, appeared in Slate, Sept. 3, 2013, drawing on a study in the journal Science published the week before. [14262]

  • Half in Ten: Inequality for All: A Reel Progress Screening and Discussion was held Sept. 22, 2013 by the Center for American Progress, featuring, among others, Robert Reich & Wade Henderson. Inf. from progress@americanprogress.org [14339]

  • "Large Local Middle Class Key to Success for the Poor" is the heading of a Wash. Post [ITALS] story re a Sept.(?) 2013 report by Ben Olinsky & Sasha Post, available (no price given) from the Ctr. for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., DC 20005, 202/XXX-XXXX CHK ADDRESS
  • Lifeline is a Federal Communications Commn. program to help low-income households across the country access affordable communications services. The New America Fdn. held a session on it Sept. 12, 2013. Inf. from Stephanie Gunter, 202/596-3367, gunter@newamerica.net [14259]

  • "Poverty's New Home," by Robert Searle, Nidhi Sahni & Erin Sweeney (2013), is available (no price given) from knowledge@bridgespan.org [14363]

September/October 2013

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  • "Levels of Racism: A Theoretical Framework and a Gardener's Tale" appeared in the Amer. J. of Public Health, vol. 90, 2000, 14 pp. Available at http://ajph.aphapublications.org/do/pdf/10.2105/AJPH.90.8.1212 [14210]

July/August 2013

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  • "Affordability: An Evaluation of the Bloomberg Housing :Program and Recommendations to Strengthen Affordable Housing Policy" (61 pp., March 2013), published by the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development, is available from them (free), 50 Broad St., #1125, NYC, NY 10004-2376, 212/747-1117, info@anhd.org, www.anhd.org [14095]

  • Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice, by Karen Houppert (2013, 288 pp., $26.95), has been published by New Press. [14064]

  • "Concentrated Poverty and Regional Equity," by Thomas Kingsley & Rob Pitingolo (April 2013, 17 pp.), is available (no price listed) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200. chk phone# [14026]

  • "Concentrated Poverty and Regional Equity: Findings from the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership Share Indicators Initiative," by Thomas Kingsley & Rob Pitingolo (17 pp., April 2013), is available at www.urban.org/publications/412813.html Authors contactable at The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC, 202/261-5709, publicaffairs@urban.org [14134]

  • Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, by Elizabeth Kneebone & Alan Berube (169 pp., May 2013), has been published by Brookings Institution Press. [14011]

  • Confronting Suburban Poverty in America, by Elizabeth Kneebone & Alan Berube (169 pp., May 2013), has been published by Brookings Institution Press. More inf. about book at www.confrontingsuburbanpoverty.org. Authors contactable at EKneebone@brookings.edu, aberube@brookings.edu [14133]

  • "Financial Security of Elderly Americans at Risk," by Elise Gould & David Cooper (June 2013, 24 pp.), is available (no price listed) from The Economic Policy Inst., 1333 H St. NW, #300 E. Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, epi@epi.org [14023]

  • "Integration and Exclusion: Urban Poverty, Public Housing Reform and the Dynamics of Neighbohood Restructuring," by Robert J. Chaskin (30pp., May 2013), appeared in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. Author can be contacted at jc3@uchicago.edu [14122]

  • "Reconsidering the Urban Disadvantaged: The Role of Systems, Institutions, and Organizations" appeared in the May[?] 2013 Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. [14010]

  • The Half-in-Ten Act of 2013 (H.R.2182) has been introduced by Reps. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) and Barbara Lee (D-CA), with 42 co-sponsors, setting up the Federal Interagency Working Group on Reducing Poverty, to develop and implement actions to cut poverty in half in 10 years. [14016]

  • "The Race to Get In, and the Struggle to Get Out: The Problem of Inter-Generatiional Poverty in Federal Housing Programs," by Matthew Shin (26 pp., 2012), appeared in 40Wash. U. J.L. & Pol'y. [14120]

March/April 2013

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  • "Living on the Edge: Family Insecurity and Policies to Rebuild Prospecity in America: Findings from the 2013 Assets & Opportunity Scorecard," by Jennifer Brooks & Kasey Wiedrich (30 pp., Jan. 2013), is available (no price given) from Corp. for Enterprise Development, 1200 G St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/408-9788 [13833]

  • The Wealth Inequality Reader, eds. Linda Pinkow, Sam Pizzigati & Dollars & Sense Collective (4th ed., 2012, $35.95), is available from Dollars & Sense, 617/447-2177. [13812]

  • Uncensored is the periodical of the Inst. for Children, Poverty & Homelessness. The 33-page Spring 2012 issue (Vol. 3, Issue 1) is subheaded "American Family Experiences with Poverty and Homelessness." Available (no price given) from the Institute, 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, 212/358-8086, www.ICPHusa.org [13804]

  • Uncensored is the periodical of the Inst. for Children, Poverty & Homelessness. The 33-page Spring 2012 issue is subheaded, "American Family Experiences with Poverty and Homelessness." Available (no price listed) from the Institute, 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, 212/358-8086, www.ICPHusa.org [13805]

January/February 2013

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  • "Concentrated Poverty: A Critical Analysis" (15 pp.), by Herbert J. Gans, appeared in the May/June 2010 issue of Challenge, published by M.E. Sharpe. [13736]

  • "Giving Justice and Opportunity a Name" is the 23-page Biennial Report 2010-2011 from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law. Available (likely free) from them at 50 E. Washington St., #500, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/263-3830, www.povertylaw.org [13731]

  • Women and the Civil Rights Movement is a Univ. of Maryland course taught by Dr. Elsa Barkley Brown of the Depts. of History & Women's Studies. Inf. available at www.coursera/course/womencivilrights [13738]

November/December 2012

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  • Poor Kids is a new Frontline film on child poverty. Will be shown
    Nov. 13, 2012 at the National Press Club in Wash., DC, along with a panel discussion with Ray Suarez and others. Inf. from 617/300-5382. [13663]

  • Vibrant Communities is a poverty reduction program, for across Canada and beyond, organized by Tamarack-An Institute for Community Engagement. Contact them at www.tamarackcommunity.ca [13662]

September/October 2012

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  • "'We don't do banks': Financial Lives of Families on Public Assistance," by Rourke L. O'Brian (13 pp.), appeared in the Summer 2012 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law and Policy. [13579]

  • Poverty Map: The Housing Assistance Council has published a large (36" x 24") map of Poverty in the United States, showing every county, persistent poverty,, rural/suburban/urban location and other breakdowns. Available (possibly free) from HAC, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, www.ruralhome.org [13587]

  • "Rising Share of Americans See Conflict Between Rich and Poor," by Richard Morin (Jan. 2012), is available (free) from The Pew Research Center, 1615 L St. NW, #700, Wash., DC 20036, 202/419-4300. [13582]

  • "The Poverty Issue" is the theme of the 88-page July/Aug. 2012 The American Prospect. Among the authors: Peter Edelman, Harry J. Holzer, (former PRRAC Bd. member) Angela Glover Blackwell, Ron Haskins,(former PRRAC Bd. member) Robert Greenstein, Harold Meyierson. $5.99 from TAP, 1710 Rhode Island Ave. NW, 12th flr., Wash., DC 20036. [13576]

  • This Week in Poverty is a regular weekly (Fridays) posting by Greg Kaufmann of The Nation. Get items to him at greg@thenation.com; he's contactable at 202/363-1540, 202/550-3633. [13623]

July/August 2012

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  • "A Consumer's Guide to Interpreting Various U.S. Poverty Measures," by David S. Johnson & Timothy Smeeding (7 pp.) is the May 2012 issue of Fast Focus, a single-topic Brief put out several times a year and distributed (only) electronically by the Institute for Research on Poverty of the Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison: 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Social Science Bldg., Madison, WI 53706, 608/262-6358, www.irp.wisc.edu [13500]

  • "Facilitating Postsecondary Education and Training for TANF Recipients" (May 2012is date in all MDRC items?) is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [13505]

  • "Improving Employment and Earnings for TANF Recipients" is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [13504]

  • So Rich, So Poor: Why It's So Hard to End Poverty in America, by Peter Edelman (July 2012, 208 pp.), has been published by New Press. [13462]

  • "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: State Maintenance of Effort Requirements and Trends" is a May, 2012 GAO report: http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-12-713T [13530]

  • "The Assets Report 2012: An Assessment of the Federal 'Asset-Building Budget'," by Reid Cramer, Rachel Black & Justin King (April 2012, 28 pp.), is available (possibly free) from New America Foundation, 1899 L St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, ADD PHONE #< EmAIL [13446]

March/April 2012

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  • "2012 Assets and Opportunity Scorecard" has been released by The Corporation for Enterprise Development, finding that the number of aseet-poor families -- those lacking savings or other assets to cover basic expenses if income loss occurs -- has increased by 21% since their 2009-10 Scorecard. The asset-poverty rate is now nearly 2x the Census Bureau's official income-poverty rate of 15.1%. Available at http://assetsandopportunity.org/scorecard/ [13380]

  • Center for Social Policy Digest: Connecting Research and Communities has been initiated oout of the Center for Social Policy at UMass- Boston. Initial issue features "New Supplementary Poverty Measures an Improvement over Current Measure; Highlights Cliff Effects and Explosion in Near-Poor Families," by Randy Albelda. Contact vonvogler@umb.edu [13341]

  • "Helping Poor Families Gain and Sustain Access to High-Opportunity Neighborhoods," by Jennifer T. Comey, Daniel Kuehn, Austin Nichols, Kaitlin Franks & David Price (14 pp., Oct. 2011) is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037-1231, 202/833-7200, pubs@urban.org [13276]

  • Poverty & Power: The Problem of Structural Inequality, by Edward Royce (340 pp., 2008, $34.95), has been published by Rowman & Littlefield [13287]

  • Reducing Urban Poverty: A New Generation of Ideas (116 pp., 2012[?]) is a collection of papers co-published by the Woodrow Wilson Center for Comparative Urban Studies and USAID. Ordering inf. from the Center, 1300 Penn. Ave. NW, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Wash., DC 20004-3027, www.wilsoncenter.org/cusp [13325]

  • The Institute for Research on Poverty (Univ. Wisc.) has initiated an extramural funding program to enhance our understanding of the relationship of family complexity to poverty and public policy. Proposal submission was March 1, but inf. available from the Institute, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706 rsnell@ssc.wisc.edu www.irp.wisc.edu [13336]

  • Uncensored: American Family Experiences with Poverty and Homelessness is a quarterly(?) published by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness. The Fall 2011 issue (Vol. 2, Issue 3) is devoted to "Building Bridges to Learning: Programs Focused on Reducing Academic Gaps for Homeless Children." Inf. from the Inst., 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003, 212/358-8086, www.ICPHusa.org [13385]

  • "Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks and Hispanics," by Paul Taylor, Rakesh Kochhar, Richard A. Fry, Gabriel Velasco & Seth Motel (39 pp., July 2011), put out by the Pew Researach Center, is available at http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/files/2011/07/SDT-Wealth-Report_7-26-11_FINAL.pdf [13369]

  • Why Don't American Cities Burn? Inequality, Poverty, and Hope for Urban America, by Michael B. Katz (240 pp., 2011), has been published by Univ. Penn. Press. The New America Foundation on Feb. 17 hosted a discussion with Katz; inf. from them at communications@newamerica.net [13304]

January/February 2012

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  • "Child poverty in detail" is the focus of a 2011 report by Columbia University's National Center for Children in Poverty, providing a state-by-state breakdown of risk factors faced by children. Available at www.nccp.org/tools/risk/ [13081]

  • "Learning Together: How Families Responded to Education Incentives in New York City's Conditional Cash Transfer Program," by David Greenberg, Nadine Dechausay & Carolyn Fraker (May 2011, 84 pp.) is available (no price listed) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [13063]

  • "Living Below the Line: Economic Insecurity and America's Families" (12 pp., 2011) is available (possibly free) from Wider Opportunities for Women, contact inf tk [13069]

  • "Restoring Shared Prosperity: Strategies to Cut Poverty and Expand Economic Growth" (118 pp., Oct. 2011) is available (no price listed) from the Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th flr., Wash., Dc 20005, 202/682-1611, WWW.HALFINTEN.ORG [13064]

  • "The Basic Economic Security Tables for the United States" (38 pp., 2010) is available (possibly free) from Wider Opportunities for Women, contact inf tk [13070]

  • "The Re-Emergence of Concentrated Poverty: Metropolitan Trends in the 2000s," by Elizabeth Kneebone, Carey Anne Nadeau & Alan Berube (Nov. 2011), is available (no price listed) from the Brookings Institution, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/797-6000; downloadable at http://www.brookings.edu/papers/2011/1103_poverty_kneebone_nadeau_berube.aspx [13138]

  • "Welfare Rules Databook: State TANF Policies as of July 2010," by David Kassabian, Tracy Vericker, David Searle & Mary Murphy (220 pp., Aug. 2011), is available (no price given) from The Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037-1231, 202/833-7200, pubs@urban.org [13149]

November/December 2011

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  • "Downward Mobility from the Middle Class: Waking Up from the American Dream," by Gregory Acs (Sept. 2011) appeared in Pew Charitable Trusts. [13007]

  • Poverty, Health and Law: Readings and Cases for Medical-Legal Partnerhsip, eds. Elizabeth Tobin Tyler, Ellen Lawton, Kathleen Conroy, Megan Sandel & Barry Zuckerman (822 pp., 2011, $65)- Teacher's Manual available as well -- has been published by Carolina Academic Press CH chk. [13025]

  • "Wealth Gaps Rise to Record Highs Between Whites, Blacks, Hispanics Twenty-to-One," by Paul Taylor, Richard A. Fry & Rakesh Kochbar (July 2011), from the Pew Research Center, is available at http://pewsocialtrends.org/2011/07/26/wealth-gaps-rise-to-record-highs-between-whites-blacks-hispanics/ [13006]

September/October 2011

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  • "A Lost Decade: Neighborhood Poverty and the Urban Crisis of the 2000s," by Rolf Pendall, Elizabeth Davies, Lesley Freiman & Rob Pitingolo (28 pp., Sept., 2011), produced with support from PRRAC,is avaiable (possibly free)from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005. [12944]

  • "At the Forefront: Poverty Impact Projections" (13 pp., Aug. 2011) is available (possibly free) from the Center for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1200 18th St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [12934]

  • "Immigration and Poverty in America's Suburbs," by Roberto Suro, Jill Wilson & Audrey Singer (20 pp., Aug. 2011), is available (possibly free) from The Brookings Institution, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/797-6139, www.brookings,edu [12919]

  • "Poverty and Opportunity: What Difference Can a Task Force Make?," by Jodie Levin-Epstein, Milla Sanex, Emily Feldman, Josh Kotzman, Abby Lane & Lauren Stewart (21 pp., July 2011), is available (possibly free) from The Center for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), 1200 18th St. NW, #200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [12895]

  • "Reducing Racial Wealth Disparities in North Carolina: Research on Promising Practices in Asset Building," by Roberto G. Quercia & Jessica Dorrance, appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of CURS Update, available (possibly free) from the Center for Urban and Regional Studies, Hickerson House, CB 3410, Univ. No. Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3410, 919/843-9708, dmhill@email.unc.edu [12849]

  • "The State of America's Children 2011" (190 pp., July 2011) is available (no price listed) from The Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Wash.,DC 20001, 800/233-1200, cdinfo@childrensdefense.org. Sections are devoted to Population, Poverty, Family Structure, Family Income, Health, Hunger/Nutrition, Early Childhood, Education, Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Gun Violence. [12897]

  • "UNCENSORED: American Family Experiences wth Poverty and Homelessness" (Summer 2011) is available (likely free) from The Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness, 44 Cooper Sq., NYC, NY 10003,UNCENSORED@ICPHusa.org, www.ICPHusa.org [12908] See full text.

May/June 2011

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  • "Background Characteristics and Patterns of Employment, Earnings, and Public Assistance Receipt of Adults in Two-Parent Families," by Sonya Williams & Stephen Freedman (48 pp., Nov. 2010), is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, www.mdrc.org/publications/584/overview.html [12661]

  • "Payday Loans, Inc.: Short on Credit, Long on Debt," by Uriah King & Leslie Parrish (18 pp., March 2011) is available from The Center for Responsible Lending, www.responsiblelending.org [12729]

  • "Policy Affects Poverty: The CEO [N YC Ctr. for Economic Opportunity[ Poverty Measure, 2005-2009," a 130-page, March 2011 Working Paper, is available via the Center's website, nyc.gov/ceo [12726]

  • Separate Societies: Poverty and Inequality in US Cities (2nd ed.), by William Goldsmith & Edward Blakely (260 pp., 2011), Foreword by Pres. Bill Clinton, has been published by Temple Univ. Press. [12737]

  • "The Assets Agenda 2011: Policy Options to Promote Savings and Asset Development," by Reid Cramer, Alejandara Lopez-Fernandini, Lindsay Guge, Justin King & Jamie Zimmerman (47 pp., Sept. 2010) is available (no price listed) from The New America Foundation, 1899 L St. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/986-2700, cramer@newamerica.net, www.newamerica.net [12672]

  • "Welfare Use by Immigrant Households with Children: A Look at Cash, Medicaid, Housing, and Food Programs," by Steven A. Camarota (April 2011), is available (possibly free) from the author, 202/466-8185, sac@cis.org [12720]

March/April 2011

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  • "African Amereicans and Social Security: A Primer," by Wilhelmina Leigh (6 pp., Feb. 2011), is available (free) from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #1100, Wash., DC 20005-4928, 202/789-3505, bawilliams@jointcenter.org, www.jointcenter.org [12551]

  • "FInding the Next Job: Reemployment Strategies in Retention and Advancement Programs for Current and Former Welfare Recipients" (11 pp., June 2010) is available (possibly free) from MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, www.mdrc.org/publications/576/overview.html [12579]

  • "Illegal Trailer Park Grows Into a Community," a June 5, 2011 Los Angeles Times feature by David Kelly, describes the positive development at the Duroville trailer park in Riverside County, CA, saved from destruction/mass evictions by a marvelous Federal court ruling featured in the May/June 2009 PYR. If you can't locate the article via the Internet, we'll be happy to mail you a copy if your furnish a SASE. [12608]

  • "Poverty Among Older Americans, 2009," by Philip Issa & Sheila R. Zedlewski (6 pp., Feb. 2011), is available (likely free) from The Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200,publicaffairs@urban.org, While 8.9% of all Americans 65 years or older are in poverty, more than twice as many (18.9%) of African Americans of that age are. www.urban.org [12599]

  • "Reducing Poverty and Economic Distress after ARRA: Potential Roles for Place-Conscious Strategies," by Manuel Pastor & Margery Austin Turner, a July 2010 report, is available (possibly free) from The Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, publicaffairs@urban.org, www.urban.org [12609]

  • "The Recession Generation: Preventing Long-term Damage from Child Poverty and Young Adult Joblessness" (25 pp., July 2010)is available (possibly free) from the Coalition on Human Needs, 1120 Conn. Ave. NW, #312, Wash., DC 20036, 202/223-2532, x112, mdonahue@chn.org [12618]

January/February 2011

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  • "Arkansas Legislative Taskforce on Reducing Poverty and Promoting Economic Opportunity" has issued its Final Report (Nov. 2010). Available througg April Steward at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, asteward@wrfoundation.org [12404]

  • "Fighting Child Poverty in the United States and United Kingdom: An Update," by Timothy Smeeding & Jane Waldvogel (4 pp., Dec. 2010), is available (likely free) from the Univ. of Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706, duren@ssc.wisc.edu www.irp.wisc.edu [12434]

  • "The Arkansas Taskforce on Reducing Poverty and Promoting Economic Opportunity" has issued its Final Report (Nov. 2010). Available (likely free) from April Steward at the Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, asteward@wrfoundation.org [12406]

November/December 2010

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  • "Beyond the Poverty Line," by Rourke L. O'Brian & David S. Pedulla (35 pp.) appeared in the Fall 2010 Stanford Social Innovation Review, info@ssireview.org, www.ssireview.org [12275]

  • "Effects of Mandatory Financial Education on Low-Income Clients," by J. Michael Collins, a Summer 2010 Univ. Wisconsin-Madison Inst. for Research on Poverty publication, is available at www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfsfoc271c.pdf [12343]

  • "Packing a Punch: The Recession Hit African-American and Non-College-Educated DC Residents Hard," by Ed Lazere & Max Brauer (Oct. 2010) is available from the DC Fiscal Policy Inst., www.dcfpi.org [12345]

  • "Significant Increases in Poverty in Illinois, Midwest, and Local Communities" is the subject of a Sept. 2010 Fact Sheet, available (likely free)from the Social IMPACT Research Center at the Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, 208 S. LaSalle St., #1818, Chicago, IL 60604,research@heartlandalliance.org [12226]

  • "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Implications of Caseload and Program Changes for Families and Program Monitoring" (GAO-10-81ST) is a 15-page, Oct. 2010 GAO report, available at www.gao.gov [12253]

  • "The American Social Contract: Lessons from the Great Recession," by Sherle W. Schwenninger, a Sept. 2010 Policy Paper, is available (likely free) from the New America Foundation, 1899 L St. NW, 4th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/596-3365, brown@newamerica.net [12217]

  • "The Great Recession Strains the American Social Contract," by Lauren Damme is an Oct. 2010 Policy Brief, available (likely free) from The New American Foundation, 1899 L St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/596-3365, brown@newamerica.net [12256]

  • The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy, by Lisa Dodson (240 pp., Fall. 2009, $24.95), has been published by New Press, 38 Greene St., 4th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 212/629-8802. [12220]

  • The National Opportunity and Community Renewal Act., S. 3845 was introduced on Sept. 27, 2010 by Sen. Robert Casey (D-PA), co-sponsored by Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA). The bill would allow local communities to design and implement poverty reduction programs and would create a "National Opportunity Board" to administer a grant programs, the National Competition for Community Renewal. Details and updating from either of the Senators. CH - ADD PHONE #s. [12243]

  • "Unbanked by Choice: A Look at How Low-Income Los Angeles Households Manage the Money They Earn" (23 pp., July 2010) is available (likely free) form the Pew Health Group, 901 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20004, 202/552-2000, www.pewtrusts.org/safebanking [12274]

September/October 2010

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  • BROKE, USA: From Pawnshops to Poverty, Inc. -- How the Working Poor Became Big Business, by Gary Rivlin (358 pp., 2010, $26.99), has been published by HarperBusiness. Covers well the payday loans, check-cashing rip-offs, pawn shops, auto title loans, rent-to-own schemes, subprime mortgages and other "equity stripping" means of getting poor people into debt they can't carry, then taking their houses and cars while derivatives backed by those bad loans are sold to investors [12076]

  • "Child Poverty Persistence: Facts and Consequences," by Caroline Ratcliffe & Signe-Mary McKernan (10 pp., June 2010), is available (possibly free) from The Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5283, skantor@urban.org [12065]

  • "Combating Poverty and Inequality: Structural Change, Social Policy and Politics," Sept. 2010 UN report, is available at www.unrisd.org/80256B3C005BB128/%28httpProjects%29/791B1580AoFFF8E5C12574670042C091?OpenDocument [12139]

  • "Economic Security at Risk: Findings from the Economic Security Index," by Jacob S. Hacker, Gregory A. Huber, Philipp Rehm, Mark Schlesinger & Rob Valletta (25 pp., July 2010), is available (likely free) from The Rockefeller Foundation CONTACT INF TK [12100]

  • "Reducing Poverty and Economic Distress after ARRA: Next Steps for Short-Term Recovery and Long-Term Economic Security," by Peter Edelman, Olivia Golden & Harry Holzer, is an 11-page, July 2010 Brief, available (possibly free) from The Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-8200, pubs@urban.org [12095]

  • "Severe Financial Insecurity Among African American and Latino Seniors," by Tatjana Meschede, Thomas M. Shapiro, Laura Sullivan & Jennifer Wheary (15 pp., May 2010), from Demos and the Brandeis Univ. Institute on Assets and Social Policy, is available (possibly free) from Demos, 220 Fifth Ave., 5th flr., NYC, NY 10001. [12088]

  • "The Assets Report 2010: An Assessment of President Obama's 2011 Budget and the Changing Policy Landscape for Asset Building Opportunities," by Reid Cramer, Mark Huelsman, Justin King, Alejandara Lopez-Fernandini & David Newville, a 24-page, April 2010 report, is available (possibly free) from the New American Foundation, 1899 L St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/986-2700. [12092]

  • "The Latent and Sequential Costs of Being Poor: An Exploration of Housing, Poverty & Public Policy," by Joanna Duke-Lucio, Laura R. Peck & Elizabeth A. Segal (2010) is available at www.psocommons.org/ppp/vol2/iss2/art4 [12063]

  • "The Wealth Gap Increases Fourfold," by Thomas M. Shapiro, Tatjana Meschede & Laura Sullivan, is a 3-page, May 2010 Research & Policy Brief, available (possibly free) from the Institute on Assets and Social Policy, Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis Univ. Mailstop 035, Waltham, MA 02454-9110, meschede@brandeis.edu [12087]

  • "The Worst of Times: Children in Extreme Poverty in the South and Nation" is a 4-page, June 2010 Special Summary of a Southern Educational Foundation report. Available (likely free) from the Foundation, 135 Auburn Ave. NE, 2nd flr., Atlanta, GA 30303. The complete report is downloadable, free, at www.southerneducation.org [12080]

  • Uncensored: American Family Experience with Poverty and Homelessness is a new (the 25-page Vol. I, Issue 2 was Summer 2010) publication (possibly free) from the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness, 44 Cooper Sq., FL 4, NYC, NY 10003, 212/358-8086, www.icpny.org [12102]

  • "Unrestricted Savings: Their Role in Household Economic Security and the Case of Policy Action," by Alejandara Lopez-Fernandini, a 19-page, Feb. 2010 Working Paper, is available (possibly free) from the New American Foundation, 1899 L St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20036, 202/986-2700. [12091]

  • "Where you live can help determine your health, studies say" [13058] See full text.

July/August 2010

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  • "Poverty on the Rise in the District: The Impact of Unemployment in 2009 and 2010" (March 2010) is available from the DC Fiscal Policy Institute, 820 First St. NE, #460, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, www.dcfpi.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/3-24-10EstimatingPoverty2009.pdf [12026]

  • "The Impact of State Income Taxes on Low-Income Families in 2009," by Phil Olif & Ashali Singham (20 pp., April 2010), is available (possibly free) from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Robert Greenstein),820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, www.cbpp.org/files/4-29-10sfp2.pdf [12028]

May/June 2010

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  • "Ensuring Equity: Deconcentrating Poverty and Meeting Steudnet Needs Through the Elementary and Secondary Education Act" is a 9-page Feb. 2010 Policy Brief of the Education Rights Center at Howard Law School. Available from them (possibly free) at the Howard Univ. School of Law, 2900 Van Ness St. NW, Wash., DC 20008, 202/806-8163, www.educationrightscenter.org [11920]

  • Gaining Ground in Illinois: Welfare Reform and Person-Centered Policy Analysis, by Dan A. Lewis (170 pp., 2010, $32), has been published by Northern Illinois Univ. Press, 2280 Bethany Rd., DeKalb, IL 60115, 815/753-1826. [11916]

  • "Overlooked and Overcounted 2009: Struggling to Make Ends Meet in California," by Diana M. Pearce (176 pp., 2010) was commissioned by the United Way of the Bay Area, Insight Center for Community Economic Development, and Center for Women's Welfare. Contact the author at pearce@uw.edu">pearce@uw.edu [11904]

  • Stretched Thin: Poor Families, Welfare Work, and Welfare Reform, by Sandra Morgen, Joan Acker & Jill Weigt (256 pp., 2010, $22.95), has been published by Cornell Univ. Press, 607/277-2337, x254, JAL.225@CORNELL.EDU www.cornellpress.cornell.edu [11890]

March/April 2010

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  • Religion and Poverty: Pan-African Perspectives, ed. Peter J. Paris (359 pp., 2009, $24.95), has been published by Duke Univ. Press, 919/687-3650, www.dukepress.edu [11828]

January/February 2010

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  • "Does Fringe Banking Exacerbagte Neighborhood Crime Rates? Social Disorganization and the Ecology of Payday Lending," by Charis E. Kubrin, Gregory D. Squires & Steven M. Graves, a 42-page, Sept. 2009 Working Paper, is available from squires@gwu.edu [11804]

  • "Income Transfers Alone Won't Eradicate Poverty," by Douglas J. Besharov & Douglas M. Call appeared in The Policy Studies Journal, vol. 37, no. 4 (2009). Available from BESHAROVE-PUB@LISTSERV.UMD.EDU [11781]

November/December 2009

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  • "Poverty: A New Agenda Tested by Hard Times" is a special 23-page report embedded in the September 2009 issue of The American Prospect. Among the 11 articles are: "Recovering Opportunity," by Alan Jenkins; "Race, Wealth and Intergenerational Poverty," by Darrick Hamilton and William Darity, Jr.; "Mis-Measuring Poverty," by the Editors; "Can Separate Be Equal?," by Richard D. Kahlenberg; and "The Poverty of Political Talk," by Alec Macgillis. Other contributors include Mark Schmitt, Shelley Waters Boots, Manuel Pastor et al. For copies, contact Dorian Friedman, 202/776-0730, x111, www.prospect..org [11727]

September/October 2009

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  • "Child Poverty: A Lost Decade" (Sept. 2009), from the Economic Policy Inst. is available at www.epi.org/analysis_and_opinion/entry/child_poverty_a_lost_decade/ [11686]

  • "IPR at 40" reviews the 40-year history and accomplisments of the Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern Univ. It, plus their 2008 Year in Review, are available (likely free) from the Inst., 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-8712,

    p-reese@northwestern.eduipr@northwestern.edu www.northwestern.edu/ipr [11618]

  • "Is Mixed-Income Development an Antidote to Urban Poverty?," by Mark L. Joseph (25 pp.) appeared in Vol. 17, no. 2 (2008) of Housing Policy Debate. Joseph is on the Case Western Reserve faculty, [11596]

  • "Phantom Demand," by Leslie Parrish & Uriah King (31 pp., July 2009), showing that "short-term due date generates needs for repeat payday loans, accounting for 76% of total volume," is available from the Center for Responsible Lending, www.responsiblelending.org [11608]

  • Race, Poverty & the Environment, "a journal for social and environmental justice," published quarterly, is available (subs $20/indivs./groups; $40 institutions; freefor grassroots groups upon request). The 80-page Spring 2009 issue (Vol. 10, No. 1)is devoted to rights. Included are Amy Goodman's interview with David Harvey on Right to the City; Bill Ong Hing/David Bacon's article, "Rights, Not Raids"; J. Douglas Allen-Taylor on Reparations; Chin Jurn Wor Ping on organzizing and winning a right to affordable housing in Oakland's Chinatown; Deia de Brito on Right of Return: Public Housing in SF's Hunters Point; Bob Allen on Dismantling Transportation Apartheid; and Marcy Rein/Clifton Ross on the right to access healthy food. [11681]

  • "Safety Net Effective at Fighting Poverty but Has Weakened the Very Poorest," by Arloc Sherman (15 pp., July 2009), from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, is available at www.cbpp.org/files/7-6-09pov.pdf [11639]

  • "Simulating the Effect of the 'Great Recession' on Poverty," by Emily Monea & Isabel Sawhill (11 pp., Sept. 2009) is available (likely free) from the Brookings Institution, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/797-6000, www.brookings.edu [11609]

  • "The Recession's Hidden Costs" (Sept. 2009), from the Economic Policy Institute, is available at www.epi.org/publications/entry/bp240 [11687]

  • Understanding Poverty, an Urban Institute website, lists many useful resources, including new papers by Greg Acs, Harry Holzer, (PRRAC SOc. Sci. Advisory Bd. member) Margery Austin Turner and others. ADD WEBSITE. Further inf. from bturpen@urban.org [11659]

July/August 2009

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  • 1 in 4 Illinois Families Asset Poor Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights has a release with relevant data. Contact them at 208 S. LaSalle St., #1818, Chicago, IL 60604, research@heartlandalliance.org [11446]

  • "2009 Experts of Color Directory: Economic Security and Asset-Building" lists (with headshots and short bios) some five dozen individuals. Available (possibly free) from Insight-Center for Community Economic Development, 2201 Broadway, #815, Oakland, CA 94612, 510/251-2600, www.insight.cced.org [11491]

  • "A Call to End Federal Restrictions on Legal Aid for the Poor," by Rebekah Diller & Emily Savner (33 pp., 2009), is available (possibly free) from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, 161 Ave. of the Americas, 12th flr., NYC, NY 10013, www.brennancenter.org [11467]

  • "Asset Building in Low-Income Communities of Color," by Wilhelmina Leigh, Lauren Ross, Lauren M. Ross & Anna L. Wheatley (22 pp., March 2009), Part I, Exec. Summary, deals with "predisposing factors and promising practices in states effective at building assets for low-income residents." Available (not price listed) from the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, 1090 Vermont Ave. NW, #100, Wash., DC 20005, 202/789-3500, www.jointcenter.org [11525]

  • "Dashboard Report: An Overviewq of Economic Gaps in Black and White for the purpose of Increasing Wealth in the Baltimore Region" (43 pp., Sept. 2008) is available (possibly free) from Associated Black Charities, 1114 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MD 21201. [11526]

  • "Economic Inequality: The Foundation of the Racial Divide," by Dedrick Muhammad is a March 2009 op-ed from the Program in Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies. Available from the author at Dedrick@ips-dc.org [11534]

  • Financial Literacy Update is a bimonthly e-newsletter from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Inf./availability from [11531]

  • "Laying the Foundation for National Prosperity: The Imperative of Closing the Racial Wealth Gap" (4 pp. Exec. Summary March 2009) is available (possibly free) from Insight - Center for Community Economic Development, 2201 Broadway, #815, Oakland, CA 94612-3024, 510/251-2600, www.insightcced.org [11527]

  • "Poverty in the Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Community," by Randy Albelda, M.V. Lee Badgett, Alyssa Schneebaum & Gary J. Gates (23 pp., March 2009), is available (possibly free) from UCLA's Williams Institute,lbadgett@pubpol.umass.edu, 413/545-3162. [11488]

  • "Relocating the Poor: Social Capital and Neighborhood Resources," by Alexandra Curley is forthcoming in the Journal of Urban Affairs. Advance copy available from the author at acurley22@gmail.com [11505]

  • "Safety Net Effective at Fighting Poverty but has Weakened for the Very Poorest" (15 pp., July 2009), from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (headed by former PRRAC Board member Robert Greenstein), is available at www.cbpp.org/files/7-6-09pov.pdf [11520]

  • The Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy seeks submissions for its Vol. 17:1 and 17:2. Respective deadlines are Aug. 31 and Oct. 5. Send to jplp@law.georgetown.edu [11542]

  • "Welfare-to-Work Program Benefits and Costs: A Synthesis of Research," by David Greenberg, Victoria Deitch & Gayle Hamilton (109 pp., Fen. 2009), is avaiable (no pricde given) from MDRC,16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [11444]

  • Windows on Urban Poverty is an interactive website, directed by Paul Jargowsky. Contact: www.urbanpoverty.net/ [11533]

May/June 2009

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  • "Center for Economic Opportunity: Early Achievements & Lessons Learned" (149 pp., Jan. 2009, is available (possibly free) from the Office of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, City of New York, NYC, NY 10007. [11399]

  • "Overcoming Poverty, Building Capacity" (82 pp., Oct. 2008) is available (possibly free) from VISTA, 800/942-2677, americacorps.gov [11401]

  • Poverty & Public Policy: A Global Journal of Social Security, Aid, and Welfare is a new journal from the Policy Studies Organization. Contents of initial issue and other inf at www.bepress.com/pso_poverty [11389]

  • "Promoting Bank Services among Low-Income Customers," by Rebecca Blank is the 7-page lead article in New England Community Developments, 2008, Issue 3, the publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. Available (likely free) from them, 600 Altantic Ave., Boston, MA 02210, 617/973-3201, Anna.Steiger@bos.frb.org [11385]

March/April 2009

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  • "A Longitudinal Perspective on Income Inequality in the United States and Europe," by Markus Gangl is available (no price given) from the Univ. of Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Madison, WI 53706; downloadable at www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfs/foc261e.pdf [11313]

  • "A Primer on U.S. Welfare Reform," by Robert Moffitt (2008) is available (no price given) from the Univ. of Wisconsin Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Social Science Bldg., Madison, WI 53706; downloadable at www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfs/foc261c.pdf [11311]

  • "Rethinking the Safety Net: Gaps and Instability in Help for the Working Poor," by Scott W. Allard is available (no price given) from the Univ. of Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Madison, WI 53706; downloadable at www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfsfoc261d.pdf [11312]

  • Spotlight on Poverty, launched by several major foundations, provides data and research on rural poverty, as well as relevant news and commentary in major media. Go to spotlightonpoverty.org/rural_poverty.aspx [11343]

January/February 2009

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  • Asset-Building and Low-Income Families, by Michael Sherraden & Signe-Mary McKernan (300 pp., 2008, $29.50) has been published by Urban Institute Press,BTurpen@URBAN.ORG [11211]

November/December 2008

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  • Asset Building and Low-Income Families, by Signe-Mary McKernan & Michael Sherraden (300 pp., 2008, $29.50) has been published by Urban Inst. Press, www.urban.org/books/assetbuilding/index.cfm [11172]

  • "Recession Could Cause Large Increases in Poverty and Push Millions Into Deep Poverty," by Sharon Parrott (Nov. 2008) from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (headed by former PRRAC Board member Robert Greenstein) is available at www.cbpp.org/11-24-08pov.pdf [11182]

September/October 2008

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  • "Financial Inclusion and Ethnicity: An Agenda for Research and Policy Action" (78 pp., July 2008) is available (check the $ price) from The Runnymede Trust in London, info@runnymedetrust.org www.runnymedetrust.org [11041]

  • New Brookings Inst. Study on Concentrated Poverty can be downloaded at www.brookings.edu/multimedia/video/2008/0812_poverty_berube.aspx [11125]

  • Peaceful, Positive Revolution: Economic Security for Every American, by Steven Shafarman (254 pp., 2008, $16.95), has been published by Tendril Prfess, 303/696-9227, www.TendrilPress.com [11047]

  • "The Benefits Gap: How ACORN is Helping Bridge the Gap" (Jan. 2008) is available (no price given) from ACORN, 2609 Canal St., 5th flr., New Orleans, LA 70119, 504/267-3700, www.acorn.org [11128]

July/August 2008

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  • Communities of Opportunity is a 2-year-old San Francisco strategy to dismantle generational poverty and create real change in the city's distressed neighborhoods. Inf. from Dwayne Jones, COO, 1 So. Van Ness Ave., 5th flr., SF, CA 94103, 415/701-5554, djones@coosf.org, www.doosf.org [10960]

  • Ordinary People: In and Out of Poverty in the Gilded Age (251 pp., 2008, $24.95), has been published by Paradigm Publishers, 800/887-1591. [10952]

  • "Poor Excuses: How Neglecting Poverty Costs All Americans" (11 pp., updated for 2008), a Reality Check Guide to the Issues, is available ($3.50) from The Century Foundation, 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441, www.tcf.org [10978]

  • "Race, Ancestry, and Poverty among Recent Immigrants to the U.S.: A Three-Generation Study," by Amon Emeka is a paper presented at the Aug. 2006 Amer. Sociological Assn. annual meeting; available at www.allacademic.com//meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/1/0/3/9/6/pages103963/p103963-1.php [10993]

  • "Rooting Out Poverty: A Campaign by America's Community Action Network" (33 pp., 2008) is available (possibly free) from Community Action Partnership, 1140 Conn. Ave. NW,#1210, Wash., DC 20036, 202/265-7546, info@communityactionpartnership.com, www.communityactionpartnership.com [10950]

  • "Seizing the Moment: State Governments and the New Commitment to Reduce Poverty in America," by Jodie Levin-Epstein & Kristen Michelle Gorzelany (50 pp., April 2008), is available (free) from the Center for Law and Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, jodie@clasp.org, www.clasp.org [10971]

  • "The Benefits Gap: How ACORN Is Helping Bridge the Gap" (Jan. 2008) estimates that a national gap of $89.7 billion exists between what low-income families are receiving and what the government can provide. More inf. at www.acorn.org [10943]

May/June 2008

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  • "2008 Report on Illinois Poverty" from The Heartland Alliance (4411 N. Ravenswood, Chicago, IL 60640, 773/336-6075, ), www.heartlandalliance.org/maip/documents/Povertyreport2008FINAL.pdf [10890]

  • Colonias in Arizona and New Mexico: Border Poverty and Community Development Solutions, by Adrian X. Esparza & Angela J. Donelson (208 pp., 2008, $19.95), has been published by Univ. of Arizona Press, 520/621-3920, hdolan@uapress.arizona.edu www.uapress.arizona.edu [10820]

  • "Income Inequality Hits Record Levels, New CBO Data Show," by Arloc Sherman is a 4-page, Dec. 2007 report, available (likely free) from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (headed by former PRRAC Board member RObert Greenstein), 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, center@cbpp.org, www.cbpp.org [10907]

  • "Poverty Scorecard 2007 - Rating Members of Congress" (42 pp., March 2008), is available (possibly free)from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, 50 E. Washington St., #500, Chicago, IL 60602, www.povertylaw.org [10853]

  • "Updated CBO Data Reveal Unprecedented Increase in Inequality," by Jared Bernstein (4 pp., Dec. 2007) is available (likely free) from the Economic Policy Institute, 1333 H St. NW, ROOM TK, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-XXXX, www.epi.org/content.cfm/ib239 [10908]

  • Why America Lost the War on Poverty -- And How to Win It, by Frank Stricker (360 pp., 2007, $19.95), has been published by Univ. of No. Carolina Press, 800/848-6224. [10888]

March/April 2008

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  • "Using Regional Coalitions to Reduce Socioeconomic Isolation: The Creation of Nebraska Learning Community Agreement," by Jennifer Jellison Holme, Sarah Diem & Katherine Cumings Mansfield a case study, is available, along with a PowerPoint presentation, from Susan Eaton, Charles Hamilton Houston Inst. for Race & Justice, Harvard Law School, 125 Mt. Auburn St., #357, Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-8089, www.charleshamiltonhouston.org/Publications/Item.aspx?id=100019 [11449]

January/February 2008

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  • "40 Things You Can Do To Help End Poverty" is a pocket-size pamphlet available (possibly free) from the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty,, 50 E. Washington St., #500, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/263-3830, learnmore@povertylaw.org, www.povertylaw.org [10728]

  • "Beyond the safety net" is the focus of a 2007 report by Douglas J. Besharov, available (no price listed) from the Univ. of Wisconsin Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706, www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfs/foc251g.pdf [10749]

  • "Bridging the Gap" (2008), on the obstacles and opportunities facing low-income working families in Alabama, is available (no price given) from ARISE, PO Box 1188, Montgomery, AL 36101, 800/832-9060, www.arisecitizens.org [10699]

  • Class and the Color Line: Interracial Class Coalition in the Knights of Labor and the Populist Movement, by Joseph Gerteis (274 pp., 2007, $23.95), has been published by Duke Univ. Press, 919/687-3650, eboyer@dukeupress.edu, www.dukeupress.edu [10657]

  • "Fighting poverty revisited: What did researchers know 40 years ago? What do we know today?" is the focus of a 2007 report by Sheldon Danziger, available (no price listed) from the Univ. of Wisconsin Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706, www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfs/foc251a.pdf [10743]

  • "Four decades of antipoverty policy: Past developments and future directions" is the focus of a 2007 report by Robert Moffitt, available (no price listed) from the Univ. of Wisconsin Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706, www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfs/foc251e.pdf [10747]

  • "Jewish Near-Poverty in New York City" (31 pp., Dec. 2005) is available (no price listed) from the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, 80 Maiden Ln., 21st flr., NYC, NY 10038, 212/453-9500, www.metcouncil,org [10656]

  • "Poverty in America" a Jan, 2007 US Goverment Accountability Office report (GAO-07-344), is available at www.gao.gov [10688]

  • "Report on Jewish Poverty," by Jacob B. Ukeles & David A. Grossman (68 pp., Jan. 2004), is available (no price listed) from the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, 80 Maiden Ln., NYC, NY 10038, 212/453-9500, www.metcouncil.org [10655]

  • Spotlight on Poverty and Opportunity is a new foundation-sponsored initiative, focusing attention on poverty issues during the 2008 Presidential campaign: www.spotlightonpoverty,org [10700]

  • "Taxation and poverty: 1960-2006" is the focus of a 2007 report by John Karl Scholz, available (no price listed) from the Univ. of Wisconsin Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706, www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfs/foc251h.pdf [10750]

  • "The institutional architecture of antipoverty policy in the United States: Looking back, looking ahead" is the focus of a 2007 report by Marcia K. Meyers, available (no price listed) from the Univ. of Wisconsin Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706, www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfs/foc251i.pdf [10751]

  • "What have we learned about poverty and inequality? Evidence from cross-national analysis" is the focus of a 2007 report by Gary Burtless, available (no price listed) from the Univ. of Wisconsin Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706, www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/focus/pdfs/foc251b.pdf [10744]

  • "[NYC] Center for Economic Opportunity: Strategy and Implementation Report" (l42 pp., n.d. [2007]) is available (likely free) from the Office of the Mayor, City of New York, NYC, NY 10007, nyc.gov/ceo [10658]

November/December 2007

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  • "Analysis of Fiscal Year 2006 TANF and MOE Spending by States," by Marcie Weadon-Moreno & Elizabeth Lower-Basch (Oct. 2007), is available (possibly free) from the Center for Law and Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Board member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [10595]

  • "Communicating About Poverty and Low-Wage Work: A New Agenda," by Matthew C. Nisbet (27 pp., Oct. 2007), is available (possibly free) from Margy Waller, The Mobility Agenda, 202/730-9372, waller@inclusionist.org; a 3-page Executive Summary is available as well. www.inclusionist.org/mobility [10629]

  • "Ending Poverty in America" is a special 33-page American Prospect/Demos report prepared for the April 29-May 1, 2007 Annual Council on Foundations Conference in Seattle. Contributors include Mark Greenberg, William E. Spriggs, Alan Jenkins, Marta Tienda, Ernesto Cortes, Jr., Jared Bernstein, (former PRRAC Board member) Kati Haycock, Greg J. Duncan, Melvin L. Oliver/Thomas M. Shapiro, Michael Lipsky/Dianne Stewart, Robert Kuttner et al. Possibly free, from either The American Prospect, 2000 L St. NW, #717, Wash., DC 20036, 202/776-0730, or Demos, 220 Fifth Ave., 5th flr., NYC, NY 10001, 212/633-1405, www.demos.org [10625]

  • "Health and Economic Benefits of Reducing the Number of Students per Classroom in US Primary Schools," by Peter Muennig & Steven H. Woolf, an 8-page article, appeared in the Nov. 2007 American Journal of Public Health. Reprints available from Dr. Muennig, Mailman School of Public Healhth, Dept. Health Policy & Management, 600 W. 168 St., NYC, NY 10032, pm124@columbia.edu [10551]

  • "Improving Work Supports: Closing the Financial Gap for Low-Wage Workers and Their Families," by Nancy K. Cauthen, is a 32-page, Oct. 2007 Economic Policy Inst. Briefing Paper, available (possibly free) from EPI, 1333 H St. NW, #300 East Tower, Wash., DC 20005, 202/775-8810, www.epi.org [10555]

  • "Savings for Life: A Pathway to Financial Security for All Americans," a 47-page, 2007 report, is available (possibly free) from The Aspen Inst., 271 Madison Ave., #804, NYC, NY 10016, 212/895-8070, ifsadmin@aspeninstitute.org www.aspeninstitute.org/ifs [10543]

  • "The Assets Agenda 2007: Policy Options to Promote Savings and Asset Ownership by Low- and Moderate-Income Americans," by Ray Boshara, Reed Cramer & Rouke O'Brien (30 pp., April 2007), is available (possibly free) from New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, 7th flr., Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-2700, www.assetbuilding.org [10628]

September/October 2007

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  • Impossible Democracy: The Unlikely Sucess of the War on Poverty Community Action Programs, by Noel Cazanave & Noel Cazanave (264 pp., 2007), has been publised by State Univ. of NY Press. [10462]

July/August 2007

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  • "The State of Poverty: 12 Ways to Lead Change" is the 2007 National Agenda of the Shriver Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law. Available (no price listed) from them at 50 E. Washington, #500, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/263-3830, www.povertylaw.org [10438]

May/June 2007

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  • "From Poverty to Prosperity: A National Strategy to Cut Poverty in Half" (6 pp., April 2007), a report and recommendations from the Center for American Progress, is available at
    A critique of the report -- stressing an alternative approach to poverty -- has been published by Inclusion, www.inclusionist.org/files/socialinclusionusa.pdf www.americanprogres.org [10337]

  • "The Correlates of Work in a Post-AFDC World: The Results from a Longitudinal State-Level Analysis," by Dan A. Lewis, Spyros Konstantopoulos & Lisa Altenbernd is a 2007 Working Paper from the Inst. for Policy Research, Northwestern Univ., 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395, ipr@northwestern.edu. IPS Working Papers are $5, and the Spring 2007 issue Institute for Policy Research News has a cumulative index of their Working Papers, 2002-2007. [10309]

March/April 2007

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  • "Asset Report 2007" from the New America Foundation, is available at AssetBuilding.org [10235]

  • "Have Middle-Income Parents Improved Their Economic Status?," by Robert I. Lerman, a 2007 Brief, is available (likely free) from The Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, www.urban.org [10229]

  • "Ten Big Ideas for a New America" (68 pp., Dec. 2006) is available (likel free) from New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, 7th flr.,. Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-2700, www.newamerica.net [10217]

  • "Trapped in Debt: The Growth of Payday Lending in Ohio," by David Rothstein & Jeffrey Dillman (19 pp., Feb. 2007) -- a PRRAC-funded research project -- is available from the Housing Research and Advocacy Center, 3631 Perkins Ave., #3A-2, Cleveland, OH 44114, 216/361-9240, www,thehousingcenter.org [10236]

January/February 2007

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  • "Analyzing Recent State Tax Policy Choices Affecting Low-Income Working Families: The Recession & Beyond," by Elaine Maag, is a 7-page, Nov. 2006 Brief, available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/261-5687, www.urban.org [10090]

  • "Extreme Poverty & Human Rights: A Primer" (2007) has been published bt the Mid-America Inst. on Poverty of Heartland Alliance. Available (no price listed) from Doug Schenkelberg at the Alliance, 4411 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago, IL 60640, 773/728-5960, x6284, "mailto:dschenkelberg@heartlandalliance.org"> [10072]

  • "First 100 Hours" (2007), dealing with the 110th Cong. and its commitment to Martin Luther King's goal of reducing the economic disparity between the races, has just been released by United for a Fair Economy. Contact Bob Keener, 617, 2148, x120; downloadable at www.FairEconomy.org/StateOfTheDream [10069]

  • "Increasing Opportunities: Creating & Expanding Transitional Jobs Programs for TANF Recipients Under the Deficit Reduction Act," by Abbey Frank (4 pp., Dec. 2006), is available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman). Inf. from CLASP, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10089]

  • "Poverty, Raced and Policy: Strategic Advancement of a Poverty Reduction Agenda," by Ivy A. Toldson & Elsie L. Scott (27 pp., Dec. 2006), is available (possibly free) from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, 1720 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/263-2800, www.cbcfinc.org [10164]

  • "Two Steps Back: City & Suburban Poverty Trends, 1999-2005," by Alan Berube & Elizabeth Kneebone (24 pp., Dec. 2006), a Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program report, is available at www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/20061130_suburbanpoverty.pdf [10125]

  • "Welfare Reform, 10 Years Later," by Ron Haskins is a 7-page article appearing in the Fall 2006 issue of Poverty Research Insights, available (likely free) from the National Poverty Center, Univ. of Michigan, 735 So. State St., #5100, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3091, www.npc.mich.edu [10150]

November/December 2006

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  • "Saving Futures, Saving Dollars: The Impact of Education on Crime Reduction and Earnings," an Alliance for Excellent Education issue brief, is available (possibly free) from them, 1201 Conn. Ave. NW, #901, Wash., DC 20036, 202/828-0828, Alliance@all4ed.org. www.all4ed.org/publications/SavingFutures.pdf/ [10012]

  • Social Solutions to Poverty: America's Struggle to Build a Just Society, ed. Scott Myers-Lipton (344 pp., 2006), has been published by Paradigm Publishers, www.paradigmpublishers.com. [9998]

  • "The Experiences & Effects of Economic Status Among Racial & Ethnic Minorities," by Dennis Chong & Dukhong Kim appeared in the Aug. 2006 American Political Science Review, available at www.apsanet.org/imgtest/APSRAug06ChongKim.pdf [10026]

  • "Two-Thirds of States Qualify for Extending Counting of TANF Job Search & Job Readiness Assistance," by Elizabeth Lower-Basch (3 pp.,Oct. 2006) is available (free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by PRRAC founding Board member Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. [10045]

  • Work Over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law, by Ron Haskins (2006), hnas been published by Brookings Inst. Press, www.brookings.edu/es/ccf/workoverwelfare.htm [10031]

September/October 2006

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  • "Financial Literacy Strategies: Where Do We Go From Here?," by Robert I. Lerman & Elizabeth Bell (Aug. 2006), is available (possibly free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=311352 [9899]

  • "Getting On, Staying On, and Getting Off Welfare: The Complexity of State-by-State Policy Choices," by Gretchen Rowe & Linda Giannarelli (7 pp., July 2006), is available (likely free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org [9934]

  • Inequality Matters: The Growing Economic Divide in America & Its Poisonous Consequences, ed. James Lardner (325 pp., 2006, $25.95), available at www.amazon,com [9946]

  • "Looking Forward, Looking Back: Reflections on the 10th Anniversary of Welfare Reform," by Nancy K. Cauthen (4 pp., Aug. 2006), is available at www.nccp.org/media/LookingForward06.pdf [9944]

  • "Poverty in Rural America" (4 pp., Jne 2006), a Housing Assistance Council inf. sheet, is available at www.ruralhome.org/manager/uploads/Povertyruralamerica.pdf [9981]

  • Rebuilding America's Lower Ninth: Taking Action to End Poverty in Every Community is a media campaign, by the Shriver Ctr., to re-initiate dialogue on federal anti-poverty strategies, www.povertylaw.org/news-and-events/events/rebuilding-america/default.html [9945]

  • "Targeting Poverty: Aim at a Bull's Eye," by Jodie Levin-Epstein (15 pp., Aug. 2006), is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/XXX-XXXX [9905]

  • "The Changing Role of Welfare in the Lives of Low-Income Families with Children," by Pamela Loprest & Sheila R. Zedlewski Aug. 2006), is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW., Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709. [9887]

  • "The Federal Government - the Indispensable Player in Redressing Poverty," by James Weill (15 pp., May-June 2006), from the Food Research & Action Ctr., is available at www.frac.org/pdf/Weil06.pdf [9964]

  • "The Impactof Undercounting in the Current Population Survey," by John Schmitt & Dean Baker (Aug. 2006), reports that the survey may underestimate those living in poverty and those without health insurance by 600,000 and 350,000, respectively. Available (no price given) from the Ctr. for Economic & Policy Research, available at www.cepr.net/publications/cps_declining_coverage_2006_08.pdf [9904]

  • "The New Poor: Regional Trends in Child Poverty Since 2000," by Ayana Douglas-Hall & Heather Koball (11 pp., Aug. 2006), is available at www.nccp.org/media/npr06_text.pdf [9943]

  • "Understanding Recent Changes in Child Poverty," by Austin Nichols (Aug. 2006), is available (possibly free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709. [9890]

  • Work Over Welfare: The Inside Story of the 1996 Welfare Reform Law, by Ron Haskins (375 pp., 2006, $32.95), is available from Brookings Inst. Press, www.brookings.edu/press/books/transformingwelfare.htm [9942]

July/August 2006

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  • Clearinghouse Review has publshed a special May-June 2006 issue, "What the Federal Government Must Do to End Poverty." Contributors include Sen. John Edwards, Peter Edelman, (former PRRAC Bd. member) James D. Weill, Gary Bass, Maya Wiley & (PRRAC Bd. member john powell), William P. Wilen, William P. Quigley and many others. $30/nonprofits, $60/others. mnicolet@povertylaw.org, www.povertylaw.org [9839]

  • "Minimum Wage Lowestin 50 Years" The Center for Economic & Policy Research 2006 press release/graph show that the adjusted value of the current $5.15 federal minimum wage (which the Senate just refused to raise) is at its lowest since 1956, www.cepr.net/pressreleases/2006_06_19.htm [9841]

  • "The Burden of Disease Associated with Being African-American in the United States & the Contribution of Socio-Economic Status," by P. Franks et al. appeared in Social Science and Medicine 62(10):2469-78, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov/newLayout/Publications.htm [9857]

May/June 2006

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  • "Asset-Building as a Response to Wealth Inequality: Drawing Implications from the Homestead Act," by Trina R. Williams (9 pp. + tables, 2003) is a working paper available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Social Dev., Washington Univ. School of Social Work, One Brookings Dr., Campus Box 1196, St. Louis, MO 63130, 314/935-7433, csd@gwbmail@wustl.edu, gwbwcb.wustl.edu/csd [9787]

  • "In the Wake of the Storm," a 2006 Russell Sage Foundation report, is available at www.russellsage.org/news/katrinabulletin2/newsitem_view [9762]

  • Poverty and Social Exclusion in Britain, eds. Christina Pantazis, David Gordon & Ruth Levitas (488 pp., 2006, $39.95), has been published by The Policy Press, 503/287-3093,info@isbs.com [9759]

  • "Stalling the Dream" is a May 2006 report from United for a Fair Economy, on the low car ownership rate for people -- particularly, African Americans & Latinos/Hispanics living in hurricane zones. The focus is on 11 major cities hit by 5+ hurricanes in the last 100 yrs.: Houston, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Jacksonville, St. Petersburg, Tampa, NYC, Providence, Boston). UfE is at 29 Winter St., Boston, MA 02108, 617/423-2148, x113, www.faireconomy.org/Stalling/index.html [9775]

  • "The Pillars of a Federal Antipoverty Strategy," a special issue discussion with Deepak Bhargava (Ctr. for Comm. Change and a former PRRAC Bd. member), John Bouman (Shriver Ctr. Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law), Cecilia Munoz (Natl. Council of La Raza), William Spriggs (Howard U.) & James Weill (Food Research & Action Ctr. and a former PRRAC Bd. member), is available from Rita McLennon at the Shriver Ctr., 50 E. Washington St., #500, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/368-2001, ritamclennon@povertylaw.org [9782]

  • The Welfare Law Center has changed its name to the National Center for Law and Social Justice, www.nclej.org [9777]

  • "Thriving Communities: Working Together to Move from Poverty to Prosperity for All," a 40-page, 2006 "guide for public dialogue & problem solving," is available, likely free (Spanish language edition as well) from Study Circles Resource Ctr., 697 Pomfret St., Box 203, Pomfret, CT 06258-0203, scrc.studycircles.org.Downloadable at www.studycircles.org [9767]

March/April 2006

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  • "Impact of Proposed Minimum-Wage Increase on Low-Income Families," by Heather Boushey & John Schmitt (12 pp., Dec. 2005), is available (likely free) from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, 1611 Connecticut Ave. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20009, 202/293-5380, www.cepr.org [9733]

  • "Income of U.S. Workforce Projected to Decline If Education Doesn't Improve" is an 8-page, Nov. 2005 report available (possibly free) from the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, 152 N. Third St., #705, San Jose, CA 95112, 408/271-1699, www.highereducation.org [9710]

  • The Cost of Being Poor: Poverty, Lead Poisoning, and Policy Implementation, by Jeanita W. Richardson (222 pp., 2005, $119.95), has been published by Greenwood Press, 800/225-5800, www.greenwood.com [9703]

  • The New Rural Poverty, by Phil Martin, Michael Fix & J. Edward Taylor (121 pp., 2006,$26.50), has been publised by The Urban Institute Press, 877/847-7377, www.uipress.org [9729]

  • "The New Safety Net: How the Tax Code Helped Low-Income Working Families During the Early 2000s," by Alan Berube, focusing on the Earned Income Tax Credit, is available at www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/eitc/20060209_newsafety.htm [9725]

January/February 2006

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  • "Easing the Transition: Housing Assistance & TANF Recipients," a Nov. 2005 report from the Housing Assistance Council, 1015 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600. $5, free on their website, www.ruralhome.org [9667]

  • Journal of Health Care for the Poor & Underserved is a quarterly peer-reviewed journal from Meharry Medical College. Subs. are $25 students, $62 indivs., $295 insts. from Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, PO Box 19966, Baltimore, MD 21211-0966, 800/548-1784, www.press.jhu/journals [9676]

  • Voices - Global Rights Magazine devotes its 16-page,Winter 2006 issue to "Poverty in the United States: Human Rights Denied." Available (no price listed) from Global Rights, 1200 18th St. NW, #602, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-4600, = "mailto:info@globalrights.org">info@globalrights.org www.globalrights.org [9663]

November/December 2005

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  • A Place to Li ve, A Means to Work: How Housing Assistance Can Strengthen Welfare Policy is a 2005 compilation of studies by experts at HUD, the Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, Fannie Mae Fdn. & other institutions. Limited number of free copies are available from [9626]

  • Postsecondary Education Opportunity devotes its 16-page Oct. 2005 issue to "Segregation of Higher Education Enrollment by Family Income and Race/Ethnicity, 1980 to 2004." Subs. to the monthly are $164; contact them for single issues: PO Box 415, Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0415, 641/673-4301, subscription@postsecondary.org, www.postsecondary.org [9629]

  • "State of Awarenesss: The Effects of State Characteristics on Awareness & Uptake of the Earned Income Tax Credit," by Rebecca Epstein, Robert Espinoza, Jodie Harris & Kasey Wiedrich (May 2005) is a 2-page summary of a report -- both available from co-author Espinoza atrje220@nyu.edu [9622]

  • The Cost of Being Poor: Poverty, Lead Poisoning & Policy Implementation, by Jeanita W. Richardson (222 pp., 2005, $119.95), has been published by Greenwood, 800/225-5800, www.greenwood.com [9643]

  • "The Fourth World Movement/USA" annual report (April 2004-March 2005) is available (likely free) from Aude Seigneur at the Movement's DC office, 734 15th St. NW, #525, Wash., DC 20005, 202/393-2822, a.seigneur@4thworldmovement.org, www.4thworldmovement.org [9627]

  • "Why Is U.S. Poverty Higher in Nonmetropolitan Than Metropolitan Areas?," a 2005 report from the Rural Poverty Research Center, is available by calling 541/737-1441; downloadable at www.rprconline.org/WorkingPapers/WP0504.pdf [9623]

September/October 2005

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  • Advancement Project has launched a new blog designed to keep people informed "on the latest racial justice issues such as: voting rights, educational opportunities, immigrant rights, criminal justice, economic justice and policing -- www.justdemocracyblog.org [9545]

  • "An Atlas of Poverty in America," by Amy Glasmeier can be accessed at www.emsei.psu.edu/~kolb/amy/Atlas/ [9544]

  • "Census Bureau 2004 Poverty Report:" Poverty increased from 2003 to 2004. Study available from 301/763-4636, or www.census.govt/hhes/www/poverty/poverty04.html [9568]

  • "Childcare Centers and Inter-Organizational Ties in High Poverty Neighborhoods" is a 3-page, Sept. 2005 Fragile Families Research Brief, available (possibly free) from the Center for Research on Child Wellbeing, Wallace Hall, 2nd flr., Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ 08544, www.fragilefamilies.princeton.edu [9538]

  • "Costly Credit: African Americans and Latinos in Debt" (13 pp., May 2005) is available (possibly free) from Demos, 200 Fifth Ave., 5th flr., NYC,NY 10001, 212/633-1405, www.demos.usa.org [9529]

  • "Income, Poverty & Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2004," a 2005 Census Bureau report, can be found at www.census.gov/prod/2005pubs/p60-229.pdf [9567]

  • "Two Steps Back: African Americans and Latinos Will Lose Ground Under Social Security "Reform"," by Ross Eisenbrey & William E. Spriggs, a 5-page, July 2005 Economic Policy Inst. report, is available from co-author Spriggs, bspriggs@epinet.org [9577]

  • "Welfare Reform in Los Angeles: Implementation, Effects & Experiences of Poor Families & Neighborhoods" (2005) is available at www.mdrc.org [9560]

July/August 2005

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  • "Examining the Evidence: The Impact of the Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance on Workers & Businesses" (2005) has been released by a group of Univ. Calif. economists. Inf. from Celia Alario, 213/380-0451, 310/721-6517, www.losangeleslivingwagestudy.com [9495]

  • "Living Wage Laws in Practice: The Boston, New Haven & Hartford Experience," by Mark Brenner & Stephanie Luce (2005) has been published by the Political Economy Research Inst. in Amherst, MA. For copies, contact Prof. Brenner, Gordon Hall, Univ. Mass., 418 N. Pleasant St., #A, Amherst, MA 01002, 413/577-0241, brenner@peri.umass.edu, www.umass.edu/peri [9501]

  • "University Education for Community Change: A Vital Strategy for Progress on Poverty, Race & Community-B uilding," by Andrew Mott (61 pp., n.d. [2005?]), is available (no price listed) from the Community Learning Project, 1301 Conn. Ave. NW, #500, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-6006, www.communitylearningproject.org [9445]

  • "University Education for Community Change: A Vital Strategy for Progress on Poverty, Race & Community-Building," by Andrew Mott (61 pp., n.d. [2005?]), is available from the Community Learning Proj., 1301 Conn. Ave. NW, #500, Wash., DC 20036, 202/822-6006, andymott@communitylearningproject.org, www.communitylearningproject.org [9449]

May/June 2005

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  • Center on Hunger and Poverty . Their newly formatted website will focus solely on hunger and food insecurity, www.centeronhunger.org [9364]

  • "Disparities in Knowledge of the EITC," by Elaine Maag, a 2005 Urban Inst. report, is available from them at 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200; downloadable at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=1000752 [9399]

  • "Effects of Welfare Reform on the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) Program," by Lucie Schmidt is a 4-page, Oct. 2004 Policy Brief, available from the Natl. Poverty Ctr., 1015 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734/615-5312, npcinfo@umich.edu, www.npc.umich.edu [9155]

  • "Implementing Welfare Reform: A State Report Card," by Jenifer Zeigler, is a 91-page, Oct. 2004 report from The Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 800/767-1241; $6, www.cato.org [9392]

  • "Monitoring Poverty & Social Exclusion 2004" (Dec. 2004) is available from the Joseph Rowntree Fdn., www.jrf.org.uk/redirect.asp?url=findings/socialpolicy/d14 [9197]

  • "One Hundred Years of Poverty & Policy," by Howard Glennerster, John Hills, David Piachaud & Jo Webb (Dec. 2004), all London School of Economics researchers, has been published by the Joseph Rowntree Fdn. Available at www.jrf.org.uk/bookshop/details.asp?pubid=657 [9218]

  • "Out of Breath: Childhood Asthma, Poverty and Housing" is an 8-page, 2005(?) publication, available (possibly free) from the Metropolitan Housing Coal., PO Box 4533, Louisville, KY 40204-4533, AC?/584-6858, www.metropolitanhousing.org [9413]

  • "Participatory Approaches to Research on Poverty" (2004?), a British study from the Joseph Rowntree Fdn., is available at www.jrf.org.uk/redirect.asp?url=findings/socialpolicy/334 [9173]

  • "Rethinking Welfare Rules from a Marriage-Plus Perspective," by Paula Roberts & Mark Greenberg, is a 2005 brief, available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman). 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [9390]

  • "Schooling, Statistics, and Poverty: Can We Measure School Improvement?," by Stephen W. Raudenbush (38 pp., Sept. 2004), is available (no price listed) from Educ. Testing Service, www.ets.org/research [9368]

  • The Inst. on Assets and Social Policy (formerly the Asset Development Inst. - Brandeis Univ. Heller School) has a new website, www.assetinstitute.org [9365]

March/April 2005

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  • "Analyzing Urban Poverty: A Summary of Methods & Approaches," by Judy Baker & Nina Schuler Sept. 2004), is World Bank Research Working Paper #3399, available at econ.worldbank.org/files/38383_wps3399.pdf [9286]

  • "How Welfare Reform Might Affect Children: Updating the Conceptual Model," by Kristin Anderson Moore & Martha Zaslow is an 8-page, Dec. 2004 Research Brief, available (likely free) from Child Trends, 4301 Conn. Ave. NW, #100, Wash., DC 20008, 202/572-6000, www.childtrends.org [9290]

  • "The Effects of State Policies on TANF Participation" a 3-page, Oct. 2004 Research Brief, is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Research on Child Wellbeing, Wallace Hall, 2nd flr. Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ 08544, crcw@opr.princeton.edu, crcw.princeton.edu/fragilefamilies [9188]

  • "The Inst. for the Study of Homelessness & Poverty" has available a recap of all of the research documents it highlighted in its "picks of the week" mailings during 2004. Available from the Inst., weingart@reply.ms00.net, www.weingart.org/institute/ [9174]

  • The Mississippi Center for Justice was founded in June 2002 by civil rights advocates, trial lawyers, social service advocates & others "committed to pursuing systemic advocacy strategies that combat discrimination & poverty in Mississippi." Areas of work include education, foster care, the criminal justice system, voting rights, health care, immigrants, housing. Inf. from the Ctr., 736 N. Congress St., Jackson, MS 39202, 601/352-2269, www.mscenterforjustice.org [9230]

January/February 2005

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  • "After PRWORA: Barriers to Employment, Work & Well-being among Current & Former Welfare Recipients," by Kristin Seefeldt appeared in the Fall 2004 issue of Poverty Research Insights, published by the Natl. Poverty Ctr., Univ. of Mich., 1015 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1689, www.npc.umich.edu [9189]

  • "Can We Motivate People to Become Steady Workers? 19-Month Findings from Project Match's Retention Incentives Experiment," by Suzanne L. Wagner, Diana Brooks & Toby Herr (7 pp., Nov 2004), is a Research & Policy Update, available (possibly free) from Project Match, 420 N. Wabash Ave., 6th flr., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/893-7241, www.pmatch.org [9192]

  • Focus, the Univ. Wisc. Inst. for Research on Poverty publication, in its Summer 2004 issue, has articles on the negative income tax, the effects of welfare reform on participating families, the consequences of a criminal record for employment & other topics. Copies/subs. to the (2-3x/yr.) publication appear to be free, from IPR, 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706, www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp/focus/ [9171]

  • "How Poverty Separates Parents & Children" (2004) is available ($5) from the Fourth World Movement, 7600 Willow Hill Dr., Landover, MD 20785, 301/336-9489, nationalcenter@4thworldmovement.org, www.4thworldmovement.org [9209]

  • "Lives & Times of Baby Boomers," by Mary Elizabeth Hughes & Angela M. O'Rand (32 pp., Oct. 2004), concludes that 40 years after the end of baby boom, black Americans born between 1946 and 1964 "are no better off relative to whites than their parents and grandparents." This Duke Univ. study is available ($10.95) from the Population Reference Bureau & Russell Sage Fdn., www.prb.org [9178]

  • "The State of the Dream 2005: Disowned in the Ownership Society" "presents evidence that African Americans, Latinos (Hispanics) & Asian Americans have gone backwards on unemployment, income & poverty since 2000, after making significant strides from 1988 to 2000. Available on United for Fair Economy's website, www.Faireconomy.org/1223 [9193]

  • The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers & Fathers Are Going Broke, by Elizabeth Warren & Amelia Warren Tyagi (288 pp., 2003, $16.38), has been published by Basic Books. [9179]

  • "The Wealth of Hispanic Households: 1996 to 2002," by Rakesh Kochbar a 2004 Pew Hispanic Ctr. report, is available at www.prewhispanic.org/site/docs/pdf/The%20Wealth%20of%20Hispanic%20Households.pdf [9169]

  • "Welfare Reform & Children's Well-Being," by Andrew J. Cherlin appeared in the Fall 2004 issue of Poverty Research Insights, published by the Natl. Poverty Ctr., Univ. of Mich., 1015 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1689, www.npc.umich.edu [9190]

November/December 2004

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  • "A Profile of Families Cycling On & Off Welfare" is an Oct. 2004 MDRC report, available at www.mdrc.org/sps/go.cgi?c=b0mYxfl7FzmdoyJJKJ51 [9089]

  • "Child Support Substantially Increases Economic Well-Being of Low & Moderate-Income Families," by Paula Roberts is an Oct. 2004 report, available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman
    at www.clasp.org/Pubs/DMS/Documents/1023218849.8/CS_Economic_FS.pdf [9092]

  • "Do Child Characteristics Affect How Children Fare in Families Receiving & Leaving Welfare?," by Sharon Vandivere, Martha Zaslow, Jennifer Brooks & Zakia Redd is an Aug. 2004 Discussion Paper from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5699, BNowak@ui.urban.org [9037]

  • Ideas, Policies & Programs to Broaden Asset Ownership is a website from the New America Fdn., assetbuilding@newamerica.net, AssetBuilding.org [9064]

  • Leaving Welfare: Employment & Well-Being of Families that Left Welfare in the Post-Entitlement Era, by Gregory Acs & Pamela Loprest (Sept. 2004), has been published by The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [9066]

  • New Homelessness/Poverty Resource (2004) from the Weingart Ctr. Association's Inst. for the Study of Homelessness & Poverty, alerts subscribers to the latest, cutting-edge academic & policy research reports, 213/689-2283, ellen@weingart.org, www.weingart.org/institute/resource/email/ [9061]

  • Poverty Law News is a weekly electonic newsletter published by the Sargent Shriver Natl. Ctr. for Poverty Law, www.povertylaw.org [9053]

  • "The Impacts of Neighborhood Poverty Deconcentration Efforts on Low-Income Children's & Adolescents' Well-Being," by Rebecca C. Fauth appeared in Children, Youth and Environments, 14(1), 2004, pp. 1-55. [9077]

  • "The Shape of the Curve: Household Income Distributions in U.S. Cities, 1979-1999," by Alan Berube & Thacher Tiffany (35 pp., Aug. 2004), is available (possibly free) from the Brookings Inst. Met. Policy Prog., 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6139, www.brookings.edu/metro [9020]

  • "Time Limits, Employment, and State Flexibility in TANF Programming: How States Can Use Time Limits & Earnings Disregards to Support Employment Goals, Preserve Flexibility & Meet Stricter Federal Participation Requirements," by John M. Bouman, Margaret Stapleton & Deb McKee is a 14-page article in the Sept./Oct. 2003 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy. Available from the Sargent Shriver Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 50 E. Washington St., #500, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org, www.povertylaw.org [9033]

  • "Working Hard, Falling Short: America's Working Families & the Pursuit of Economic Security," by Tom Waldrom, Brandon Roberts, Brandon Roberts, Andrew Reamer, Sara Rab & Steve Ressler (36 pp., Oct. 2004), is available at www.aecf.org/initiatives/jobsinitiative/workingpoor/working_hard_new.pdf [9044]

September/October 2004

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  • "2004 Report on Illinois Poverty: An Analysis of Rural Poverty" (40 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Illinois Poverty Summit, c/o Heartland Alliance, 208 S. LaSalle St., #1818, Chicago, IL 60604, 773/728-5960, x274, arynell@heartlandalliance.org, www.heartlandalliance.org [9004]

  • "Financial Education & Asset-Building Programs for Welfare Recipients & Low-Income Workers: The Illinois Experience," by Dory Rand is a 15-page article in the May-June 2004 Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy, available from the Sargent Shriver Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 50 E. Washington St., #500, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org, www.povertylaw.org [8935]

  • "From Jobs to Careers: How California Community College Credentials Pay Off for Welfare Recipients," by Anita Mathur, Judy Reichle, Julie Strawn & Chuck Wiseley (2004), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman) at www.clasp.org/Pubs/Pubs_PostsecEd [8959]

  • "Hidden in Plain Signt: A Look at the $335 Billion Federal Asset-Building Budget" (16 pp. Summary, Spring 2004) is available (possibly free) from the Corp. for Enterprise Development, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #800, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-9788. The full study, containing complete data sources & methodology, is downloadable at www.cfed.org. [8990]

  • "I Can't Give You Anything But Love: Would Poor Couples with Children Be Better Off Economically If They Married?," by Paula Roberts (2004), from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), is available at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1093288195.25/marr_brf_5.pdf [8966]

  • One Nation, Underprivileged: Why American Poverty Affects Us All, by Mark Rank (356 pp., 2004), has been published by Oxford Univ. Press. [8930]

  • The ASPIRE Act (America Saving for Personal Investment, Retirement & Education) was introduced July 22, 2004, in both Senate (by Sens. Jon Corzine & Rick Santorum) and & House (by Reps. Harold Ford, Tom Petri, Pat Kennedy & Phil English). It would establish a KIDS Account for every newborn child in America. Inf. from Parrish@newamerica.net [8989]

  • "Welfare Reform in Miami: Implementation, Effects & Experiences of Poor Families & Neighborhoods," by Thomas Brock, Isaac Kwakye, Judy C. Polyne, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, David Seith, Alex Stepick & Carol D. Stepick (41 pp., June 2004), is available (possible free) from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [8938]

  • "Why Did the Welfare Caseload Decline?," by Caroline Danielson & Jacob Alex Klerman a 2004 report from the National Poverty Ctr., draws on monthly caseload data from Oct. 1989 through June 2003. Contact: npcinfo@umich.edu [9000]

July/August 2004

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  • Asset Building: The New America Foundation's Asset Building Program has launched (2004) a clearinghouse of ideas, policies & programs to broaden asset ownership in the US and around the world. Contact them at AssetBuilding.org [8914]

  • Children, Youth and Environments in its new (2004) issue contains several papers on urban poverty and housing, including articles by John Goering on Moving to Opportunity; Barry Checkoway et al. on the South Bronx; and Lee Rainwater/Timothy Smeeding on internatl. trends. Journal is free at cye.colorado.edu [8840]

  • "From Jobs to Careers: How California Community College Credentials Pay Off for Welfare Participants," by Anita Mathur a 2004 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), is available at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1088086587.34/JunJul04_Update.pdf [8834]

  • "From Welfare to the Low-Wage Labor Market," by Sheldon Danzinger & Rucker C, Johnson (7 pp. + Tables), was presented at a May 27, 2004 Russell Sage Fdn. Forum on the Future of Work, in DC. Available (likely free) from Prof. Danziger, 734/615-8321, sheldond@umich.edu [8827]

  • "Housing Assistance and the Effects of Welfare Reform" (2004) provides evidence from Conn. and Minn. Available at www.mdrc.org/ [8854]

  • "Low-Income & Minority Use of Alternative Financial Service Providers" is the subject of an April 2004 Urban Inst. report, www.knowledgeplex.org [8696]

  • "The Road Not Taken? Changes in Welfare Entry During the 1990s," by Gregory Acs, Katherin Ross Phillips & Sandi Nelson a Dec. 2003 Urban Inst. Discussion Paper, is available (likely free) from 202/261-5815. hleibovi@ui.urban.org [8825]

  • Welfare, the Working Poor and Labor, ed. Louise Simmons (2004) has been published by ME Sharpe. The 10 chapters include contributions by Frances Fox Piven, James Jennings, Heather Boushey, Fran Bernstein/Ceclia Perry & Max Sawicky. [8801]

May/June 2004

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  • "From Welfare to Work: What the 1996 Welfare Reform Initiative Has Meant for Children," by Erin Holland (22 pp.) appeared in the Winter 2004 issue of the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, available from the journal, 202/662-9468, ojasubscriptions@law.georgetown.edu [8745]

  • "Housing Assistance & the Effects of Welfare Reform" is the subject of a 2004 HUD report, using evidence from Connecticut & Minnesota. Available from HUD USER, 800/245-2691 www.huduser.org/publications/pubasst/housingAsst.html [8744]

  • Immigrants, Welfare Reform, and the Poverty of Policy, by Philip Kretsedemas & Ana Aparicio (328 pp., 2004, $79.95) has been published by Praeger www.brookings.edu/urban/publications/200405-singer.htm [8751]

  • "Poverty: What Can Be Done About It?" was a set of articles that appeared in the Aug. 1, 2003 issue of The Watchtower. Possibly available from the person who sent them to us: Angelica Grigsby, 4402 Garrett Park Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20906. [8716]

  • "Substance Abuse & Welfare Reform," by Rukmalie Jayakody, Sheldon Danzinger, Kristin Seefeldt & Harold Pollack is a 4-page, April 2004 Policy Brief, available (possibly free) from the Natl. Poverty Ctr., 1015 E. Huron St., Ann Arbor, MI 48104, 734/615-5312, www.npc.umich.edu [8685]

  • "The New American Economy: A Rising Tide that Lifts Only Yachts" is a 12-page, 2004 "Reality Check" Guide to the Issues, available (possibly free) from The Century Fdn., 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441, www.tcf.org [8670]

March/April 2004

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  • 2004 Federal Poverty Lines ($18,850 for a family of 4) are available from HHS, 202/690-7507, aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/o4fedreg.htm [8463]

  • "A Better Day in the Neighborhood: The Rise & Decline of Poverty Concentration in the Twin Cities, 1970-2000," by Richard M. Todd is an 11-page article, appeared in Issue #2 (2003) of Community Dividend, published by the Fed. Reserve Bank of Mpls. (90 Hennepin Ave., PO Box 291, Mpls., MN 55480-0291, 612/204-5864), copies likely available free. [8553]

  • America's Untapped Resource: Low-Income Students in Higher Education, ed. Richard D. Kahlenberg (2004) has been published by the Century Fund (41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/452-7723), hicks@tcf.org [8578]

  • "Analysis of Alternative Financial Service Providers," by Noah Sawyer & Kenneth Temkin is a 2004 Urban Inst. report, available (likely free) from 202/261-5709, and downloadable at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410935 [8385]

  • "Analysis of Alternative Financial Service Providers," by Kenneth Temkin & Noah Sawyer (38 pp., 2004), is available (likely free) from the Fannie Mae Fdn., 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, N. Tower #1, Wash., DC 20016-2804, 202/274-8000, www.alternative_fin_svc_study.pdf [8501]

  • "Economic Status in Later Life among Women Who Raised Children Outside of Marriage," by Richard Johnson & Melissa Favreault is a 2004 Urban Inst. report, available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=410933 [8376]

  • EITC Interactive Site maintained by the Brookings Inst. has preliminary data for tax year 2002. www.brookings.edu/urban/eitc [8373]

  • "Financial Services for People of Modest Means: Lessons from Low-Income Credit Unions," by Marva Williams (72 pp., March 2004), is available (no price given) from The Woodstock Inst., 407 S. Dearborn Ave., #550, Chicago, IL 60605, 312/427-8070, woodstock@woodstockinst.org, woodstockinst.org [8507]

  • "Head Start Comprehensive Services: A Key Support for Early Learning for Poor Children," by Kate Irish, Rachel Schumacher & Joan Lombardi is a 2004 Policy Brief from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), downloadable at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1075300806.3/HS_brf_4.pdf [8542]

  • "HHS Reports Find Disparities in Health Care Among Black, Low-Income US Residents" and related links are available at cme.kff.org/Key=3D1371.TY.G.D.LkVkkg [8577]

  • "Hidden in Plain Sight: A Look at the $335 Billion Federal Asset-Building Budget" (16 pp., Spring 2004) is available (possibly free) from the Corp. for Enterprise Development, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #800, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-9788, www.cfed.org [8516]

  • "Housing Wealth & Household Net Wealth in the US: A New Profile Based on the Recently Released 2001 SCF Data," by Zhu Xiao Di is a 2004 working paper from the Harvard Jt. Ctr. for Housing Studies, downloadable at htpp://www.jchs.harvard.edu/publications/finance/w03-8_di.pdf [8585]

  • "Making HEA [Higher Education Act] an Engine of Economic Productivity & Worker Prosperity," by Julie Strawn is a 2004 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), downloadable at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1076341212.66/HEA_priorities.pdf [8410]

  • "The 'State' of Low-Wage Workers: How the EITC Benefits Urban & Rural Communities in the 50 States," by Alan Berube & Thacher Tiffany (27 pp., Feb. 2004) is available on the Brookings Inst. website, www.brookings.edu/urban [8401]

  • "The New Power Broker: Why Low-Income Voters Matter" is a 2004(?) publication of the Campaign for Community Change, available (possibly free) from 202/342-0567. [8421]

  • "The Road Not Taken? Changes in Welfare Entry during the 1990s" is an Urban Inst. study available at www.urban.org/uploadedpdf/310905_DP03-03.pdf [8567]

  • The Working Poor: Invisible in America, by David K. Shipler (319 pp., 2004, $25), has been published by Knopf. [8550]

  • "Trends in Parents' Economic Hardship," by Sandi Nelson (March 2004) is an Urban Inst. report, available (likely free) from 202/261-5815, bnowak@ui.urban.org [8482]

  • "Welfare Caseloads Increase in 27 States Between June & September 2003," by Hedieh Rahmanouu & Mark Greenberg is a 2004 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman), downloadable at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1077051715.36/Q3_2003_TANF_caseload.pdf [8394]

  • "Welfare Reform & the Role of Work for Low-Income Women," by Archibald Stuart & Marcia Bok (21 pp., Feb. 2004), is available (free) from Prof. Bok, Univ. Conn. School of Social Work, 1798 Asylum Ave., W. Hartford, CT 06117, MARCIABOK@AOL.COM [8496]

  • "When 'Free' Means Losing Your Mother: The Collision of Child Welfare Policy & the Incarceration of Women in NY State" is a Jan. 2004 publication available (no price given) from The Correctional Assn. on NY, 135 E. 15 St., NYC, NY 10003, 212/254-5700, x300, www.correctionalassociation.org [8580]

January/February 2004

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  • "Achieving the Goals of Welfare Reform: The Experiences of Latina Women," by Marcia Bok [8216]

  • "Children of Immigrants Show Slight Reductions in Poverty, Hardship," by Randy Capps, Michael Fix & Jane Reardon-Anderson [8284]

  • CLASP 2004 Audio Conf. Series: www.claspstore.org [8316]

  • "Helping Working Families After Welfare: Access to New Jersey's Support Services," by Linda C. Rosenberg, Charles Nagatoshi & Richard Roper www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=helpworkfam.pdf [8305]

  • "How Much Do Welfare Recipients Know about Time Limits?," by Sheila R. Zedlewski & Jennifer Holland www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310904 [8296]

  • HungerBanquet.org www.HungerBanquet.org [8275]

  • "Immigrants and TANF: A Look at Immigrant Welfare Recipients in Three Cities," by Karen C. Tumlin & Wendy Zimmerman www.urban.org [8229]

  • "Improving the Economic Success of Families" www.cssp.org [8240]

  • "Lifting the Lid Off the Family Cap: States Revisit Problematic Policy for Welfare Mothers" www.clasp.org [8258]

  • Living Cities Interactive Databooks brookings.edu/urban [8301]

  • "Measuring Need for Youth Services in DC: Comparing Poverty & TANF Data," by Jennifer T. Comey, Mark Rubin & Peter A. Tatian www.dcagenda.org [8317]

  • "Recent Cases on a Variety of TANF/Child Support Issues," by Paula Roberts & Michelle Jordan www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1069881513.48/CS_Litigation.pdf [8294]

  • "Shifting Poverty in the Los Angeles Region," by Paul Ong & Sheena McConnell www.brookings.edu/urban [8300]

  • "Teens & TANF: How Adolescents Fare Under the Nation's Welfare Program," by Jodie Levin-Epstein & John Hutchins www.clasp.org [8259]

  • "The Road Not Taken? Changes in Welfare Entry During the 1990s," by Gregory Acs, Katherin Ross Phillips & Sandi Nelson www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310905 [8295]

  • "The State of the Dream: Enduring Disparities in Black & White," by dedrick Muhammad, Attieno Davis & Meizhu Lui www.FairEconomy.org/0115 [8280]

  • The Unheard Third: Poll of Low-Income New Yorkers www.cssny.org [8235]

  • "Welfare Reform in Philadelphia: Implementation, Effects & Experiences of Poor Families & Neighborhoods," by Charles Michalopoulos, Kathryn Edin, Barbara Fink, Mirella Landriscina, Denise F. Polit, Judy C. Polyne, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, David Seith & Nandita Verma www.mdrc.org [8214]

November/December 2003

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  • "A Means to an End: Integration of Welfare & Workforce Development Systems," by Lisa Ranghelli, Nisha Patel & Mark Greenberg is a 60-page, Nov. 2003 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman). Report and 8-page Policy Brief (printed version) available from 202/906-8000, or downloadable at www.clasp.org/Pubs/Pubs_Job [8152]

  • A Place to Live, a Means to Work: How Housing Assistance Can Strengthen Welfare Policy, eds. Barbara Sard & Amy S. Bogdon (267 pp., 2003), is available (likely free) from The Fannie Mae Fdn., 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, North Tower #1, Wash., DC 20016-2804, fmfpubs@fanniemaefoundation.org. Contributors include Jill Khadduri, Ed Lazere, Jeffrey Lubell, Kathryn Nelson et al. An 8-page Summary of Recommendations also is available. [8049]

  • Clearing the Way: Deconcentrating the Poor in Urban America, by Edward Goetz (2003), has been published by Urban Inst. Press, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200. [8092]

  • "Disconnected Welfare Leavers Face Serious Risks," by Pamela Loprest (2 pp., Aug. 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, anfinfo@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org [8193]

  • "Fewer Welfare Leavers Employed in a Weak Economy," by Pamela Loprest (2 pp., Aug. 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, anfinfo@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org [8189]

  • "Immigrants & TANF: A Look at Immigrant Welfare Recipients in 3 Cities [NYC, LA, Houston]," by Karen C. Tumlin & Wendy Zimmerman an Oct. 2003 Urban Inst. Occasional Paper, is available (free) from bnowak@ui.urban.org or 202/261-5815. [8085]

  • "Improving Access to TANF for Teen Parents: Recommendations for Reauthorization," by Christine Grisham & Jodie Levin-Epstein (Sept. 2003), endorsed by some 20 natl., state & local orgs., is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman): www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1060174403.92/Teen_Parent_Recs.pdf [8124]

  • "Marriage Patterns of TANF Recipients: Evidence from New Jersey," by Robert Wood, Anu Rangarajan & John Deke (2003), is available on the Mathematica website: www.mathematica-mpr.com/pdfs/redirect.asp?strSite=tanfmarriage.pdf [8153]

  • Practicing Social Justice, eds. John J. Stretch, Ellen M. Burkemper, William J. Hutchison & Jan Wilson (249 pp., 2003), has been published by Haworth Press, 800/429-6784. Among the chapters: "Building Bridges & Improving Racial Harmony: An Evaluation of the Bridges Across Racial Polarization Program"; "Social Justice & Welfare Reform: A Shift in Policy"; "The Homeless in Missouri"; "Immigrant & Refugee Communities: Resiliency, Trauma, Policy & Practice"; and PRRAC Exec. Dir. Chester Hartman's "The Race/Poverty Intersection: Will We Ever Achieve Liberty & Justice for All?" [8052]

  • "TANF & the Status of Teen Mothers under Age 18," by Gregory Acs & Heather Koball (June 2003), is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 202/261-5815, bnowak@ui.urban.org [8161]

  • "The Long-Term Effects of the Minnesota Family Investment Program on Marriage & Divorce Among Two-Parent Families" is a 2003 Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. report, available at www.mdrc.org/publications/357/abstract.html [8075]

  • "The More Things Change? Children's Living Arrangements Since Welfare Reform," by Gregory Acs & Sandi Nelson an Oct. 2003 Urban Inst. report, is available (free) from bnowak@ui.urban.org, or 202/261-5815. [8086]

  • "Use of Government Benefits Increases among Famialies Leaving Welfare," by Pamela Loprest (2 pp., Aug. 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, anfinfo@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org [8190]

  • "Welfare Reform in Philadelphia: Implementation, Effects & Experiences of Poor Families & Neighborhoods" (Nov. 2003) is available from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., www.mdrc.org/publications/352/overview.html [8073]

  • "Welfare Reform, Work & Child Care: The Role of Informal Care in the Lives of Low-Income Women & Children" (2003) is a policy brief from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., www.mdrc.org/publications/353/policybrief.html [8154]

  • "Welfare Reforms, Work & Child Care" is a 2003 Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. Policy Brief: www.mdrc.org/publications/353/policybrief.html [8074]

  • "Work & Barriers to Work among Welfare Recipients in 2002," by Sheila R. Zedlewski (4 pp., Aug. 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, anfinfo@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org [8186]

  • "Work Activities of Current Welfare Recipients," by Sheila R. Zedlewski & Jennifer Holland (2 pp., Aug. 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, anfinfo@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org [8188]

September/October 2003

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  • Ending Poverty As We Know It: Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage, by William P. Quigley (2003), has been published by Temple Univ. Press. [7986]

  • Family & Child Well-Being after Welfare Reform, ed. Douglas J. Besharov (305 pp., 2003, $33.95), has been published by Transaction, 888/999-6778, www.transactionpub.com [8004]

  • "New Hope for Families & Children: Five-Year Results of a Program to Reduce Poverty & Reform Welfare," by Aletha Huston et al. (27 pp., June 2003), reports on a demonstration program implemented in 2 inner-city areas of Milwaukee from 1994-98. Available (no price listed) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mrdc.org [7954]

  • The Generation Project : Evidence from this project, aimed at showing how welfare & work policies aimed at adults affect the well-being of children & adolescents, is summarized in a 5-min. video presentation, produced by the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. Available at www.mdrc.org/announcement_hp_25.html [8017]

  • "The Poorest Become Poorer" (Summer 2003) is available (likely free) from the Fannie Mae Foundation, 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20016, 202/274-8000, www.fanniemaefoundation.org/programs/pdf/Housing_in_the_Nation_2003.ch7.p [8015]

July/August 2003

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  • "Age, Race & Children's Living Arrangements: Implications for TANF Reauthorization," by Ron Mincy & Helen Oliver is an April 2003 Policy Brief (B-53), from The Urban Inst., www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310670 [7867]

  • "Built to Last: Why Skills Matter for Long-Run Success in Welfare Reform," by Karin Martinson & Julie Strawn is available in full report form & as an 8-page policy brief, from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1051812019.95/May03_Update.pdf [7870]

  • "Community Service Jobs" A 2003 study reports use of community service jobs under Wisconsin Works (W-2) in Milwaukee County. Available from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., www.mdrc.org/Reports2003/w_2/overview.htm [7889]

  • "Concentrated Poverty: A Change in Course," by Kathryn Petit & G. Thomas Kingley (2003), is available from The Urban Inst., www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310790 [7878]

  • "Impacts of Welfare Reform on Recipients of Housing Assistance: Evidence from Indiana & Delaware" (2003), by HUD's Office of Policy Development & Research, is available ($5) from HUD USER, PO Box 23268, Wash., DC 20026-3268, 800/245-2691, helpdesk@huduser.org. www.huduser.org [7906]

  • "Issues in TANF Reauthorization: Fast Facts on Welfare Policy" (May 2003) is available, free, from The Urban Inst., bnowak@ui.urban.org. [7920]

  • "Making Work Pay: How to Design & Implement Financial Work Suports to Improve Family Well-Being & Reduce Poverty," by Donald Green & Robert Anselmi (69 pp., April 2003), is available from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org [7852]

  • "Milwaukee's New Hope Program" A 2003 study reports 5-year results of an innovative program to reduce poverty and reform welfare. Available from the Manpower Demonstration & Research Corp., www.mdrc.org/Reports2003/new_hope/overview.htm [7888]

  • "TANF & the Status of Teen Mothers under Age 18," by Gregory Acs & Heather Koball (7 pp., June 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, www/urban.org [7929]

  • "Welfare Policies Matter For Children & Youth: Lessons for TANF Reauthorization," by Pamela Morris, Virginia Knox & Lisa A. Gennetian (2002), is available (free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 212/340-8659. [7881]

  • "Welfare, Working Families & Reauthorization: Mayors' Views," by Margy Waller (16 pp., May 2003), reporting on a survey of 31 mayors, is available (likely free) from The Brookings Inst., 202/797-6466, www.brookings.edu [7883]

May/June 2003

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  • "Impacts of Welfare Reform on Recipients of Housing Assistance: Evidence from Indiana & Delaware" prepared by Abt Associates, is available at www.huduser.org/publications/commdev/welfare_reform.html [7641]

  • "2002 Federal IDA Briefing Book: How IDA's Affect Eligibility for Federal Programs," by Javier Silva & Zoe Neuberger (2002), is available, free, from the Corp. for Enterprise Development, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #800, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-9788, lashelle@cfed.org. [7441]

  • "Back Where We Started: An Examination of Trends in Immigrant Welfare Use Since Welfare Reform," by Steven A. Camarota (2003), is available from The Ctr. for Immigration Studies (a group generally unsympathetic to immigrants), 1522 K St. NW, #820, Wash., DC 20005, 202/466-8185, msk@cis.org, www.cis.org [7674]

  • "Building Assets: A Report on the Asset-Development & IDA Field," by Ray Boshara (2001), is available ($38) from the Corp. for Enterprise Dev., 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #800, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-9788, lashelle@cfed.org. [7439]

  • "Built to Last: Why Skills Matter for Long-Run Success in Welfare Reform," by Karin Martinson & Julie Strawn is a 2003 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman); downloadable at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1051044516.05/BTL_report.pdf [7718]

  • "Directory of State IDA Associations," by Carl Rist, Bruce Ruffin & Colleen Dailey is available ($13) from the Corp. for Enterprise Development, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #800, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-9788, lashelle@cfed.org. [7440]

  • "EITC Reaches More Eligible Families Than TANF, Food Stamps," by Leonard Burman & Deborah Kobes (2003), is available from The Urban Inst.: www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=1000467 [7691]

  • "Families Coping without Earnings or Government Cash Assistance," by Sheila R. Zedlewski & Sandi Nelson (45 pp., Feb. 2003), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, www.urban.org [7613]

  • "Georgia GoodWorks!: Transitional Work & Intensive Support for TANF Recipients Nearing the Time Limit," by Michelle K. Derr, LaDonna Pavetti & Angelina KewalRamani is a 2003 report from Mathematica Policy Research; downloadable at www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=goodworkspdf [7663]

  • "Housing Strategies to Strengthen Welfare Policy & Support Working Families," by Barbara Sard & Margy Waller (11 pp., April 2002), is available (possibly free) from The Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6139, www.brookings.edu. [7705]

  • "Income Differentials in Northwest Indiana" (17 pp., Fall 2002) is available (no price listed) from Heartland Ctr., 7128 Arizona Ave., Hammond, IN 46323-2233, 219/844-7515, mail@heartlandctr.org. [7513]

  • "Mothers' Transitions from Welfare to Work & the Well-Being of Preschoolers & Adolescents," by P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and 7 co-authors, appeared in the March 7, 2003 issue of Science, pp. 1548-1552; reprints from the senior author, lcl@northwestern.edu, www.sciencemag.org. [7702]

  • "Qualitative Interviews with Families Reporting No Work of Government Cash Assistance in the National Survey of America's Families," by Kathryn Edin, Heather Koball, Sandi Nelson, Kate Pomper, Tracy Roberts & Sheila R. Zedlewski (March 2003), is available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=310657 or bnowak@ui.urban.org. [7687]

  • "Self-Efficacy as a Welfare-to-Work Goal: Emphasizing Both Psychology & Economics in Program Design," by Toby Herr & Suzanne L. Wagner (24 pp., Feb. 2003), is available (possibly free) from Project March, 420 N. Wabash Ave., 6th flr., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/755-2250, www.pmatch.org [7610]

  • "State Asset Development Report Card: Benchmarking Asset Development in Fighting Poverty" (2002) is available ($28) from the Corp. for Enterprise Development, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #800, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-9788, lashelle@cfed.org. [7442]

  • The DC EITC Campaign (a 2002 law expanded the program in DC) has campaign materials for distribution. Contact DC Fiscal Policy Inst., 820 First St. NE, #610, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, lazere@dcfpi.org, www.dcfpi.org [7523]

  • "The Past & Future of Welfare Reform," by Douglas J. Besharov is an 18-page article (adopted from his Bradley Lecture at the Amer. Enterprise Inst.) in the Winter 2003 issue of The Public Interest. Downloadable from www.welfare.academy.org/pubs/pastandfuture/pdf [7538]

  • "The Workforce Investment Act: A First Look at Participation, Demographics & Services," by Abbey Frank, Hedieh Rahmanouu & Steve Savner (2003), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman): www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1049122782.2/WIA_Update1.pdf [7689]

  • "Welfare Caseloads Increase in Most States in Fourth Quarter," by Elise Richer, Hedieh Rahmanouu & Mark Greenberg (2003), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Bd. member Alan Houseman): www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1049386524.1/doc_caseload_2002_Q4.pdf [7688]

March/April 2003

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  • "A Vision for Eliminating Poverty & Family Violence: Transforming Child Welfare & TANF in El Paso County, CO," by Rutledge Hutson a 7-page, Jan. 2003 Policy Brief, is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000, www.clasp.org [7454]

  • "Children in Single-Parent Families Living in Poverty Have Fewer Supports After Welfare Reform," by Deanna M. Lyter, Melissa Sills & Gi-Taik Oh (11 pp., Sept. 2002), is available (possibly free) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann), 1707 L St. NW, #750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100, iwpr@iwpr.org, www.iwpr.org [7585]

  • "Crossing Divides: New Common Ground on Poverty & Economic Security," by Tammy Draut, David Callahan & Corinna Hawkes (37 pp., 2003), is available (no price given) from Demos, 155 Ave. of the Americas, 4th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 212/389-1402; downloadable from www.demos-usa.org/Pubs/crossing_divides/. [7547]

  • "Left Behind or Staying Away? Eligible Parents Who Remain Off TANF," by Sheila R. Zedlewski (7 pp., Sept. 2002), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org [7584]

  • "Life After Welfare Reform: Low-Income Single Parent Families, Pre- and Post-TANF," by Janice Peterson, Xue Song & Avis Jones-DeWeever (6 pp., May 2002), is available (possibly free) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann), 1707 L St. NW, #750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100, www.iwpr.org [7524]

  • "Negative Effects of TANF on College Enrollment" (19 pp., June 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Urban League, 1111 14th St. NW, #1001, Wash., DC 20005, 202/898-1604, www.nul.org/washoper.html. [7402]

  • Race and the Politics of Welfare Reform, eds. Sanford F. Schram, Joe Soss & Richard C. Fording (382 pp., 2003), has been published by Univ. Mich. Press; $25. 13 chapters, under the headings "History," "Mass Media & Mass Attitudes," "Discourse," "Policy Choice & Implementation," "Beyond Welfare Reform: Race & Social Policy in the States," followed by commentary ("Why Welfare Reform is Racist") by Frances Fox Piven. [7420]

  • "Rewarding Work Through the Tax Code: The Power & Potential of the Earned Income Tax Credit in 27 Cities & Rural Areas" is available (possibly free) from the Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/797-6139; downloadable at www.brookings.edu/urban [7580]

  • "Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Fifth Annual Report to Congress" covering FY2001, from HHS, is available at www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ofa/annualreport5/index.htm [7479]

  • "The Foundation of Asset Buildling: Financial Services for Lower-Income Consumers," by Kimbra Nieman (56 pp., Jan. 2003), is available ($15 nonprofits/govt., $30 for-profits) from The Woodstock Inst., 407 S. Dearborn, #550, Chicago, IL 60605, 312/427-8070, woodstock@woodstockinst.org, www.woodstockinst.org [7487]

  • The Northwestern Univ. Inst. for Policy Research has available its Fall 2002 Working Papers catalogue. Topics include "Poverty, Race & Inequality," "Educational Policy," "Child, Adolescent & Family Studies," "Law & Justice Studies." [7537]

  • The Welfare Monitoring Listserv moderated by the Inst. for Women's Policy Research, can be accessed at hermes.circ.gwu.edu/archives/welfarem-l.html. [7447]

  • Understanding Puerto Rican Mainland Poverty, by Susan Baker (256 pp., 2002; $22.95), has been published by Temple Univ. Press, kramer@mail.temple.edu [7583]

  • "Universal Living Wage" is an initiative of House the Homeless -- it is a single national formula indexed to the local cost of housing, in order to allow people to afford basic rental housing. Inf. from Richard Troxell, Universal Living Wage, PO Box 2312, Austin, TX 78768-2312, 512/796-4366, rrtoxell@aol.com, www.UniversalLivingWage.org [7480]

  • "Working First But Working Poor: The Need for Education & Training Following Welfare Reform," by Cynthia Negrey, Stacie Golin, Sunwha Lee, Holly Mead & Barbara Gault (16-page Exec. Summary, 2001), is available ($5) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann), 1707 L St. NW, #750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100. [7525]

January/February 2003

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  • "Children in Poverty: Trends, Consequences & Policy Options,," by Kristin Anderson Moore & Zakia Redd (8 pp., Nov. 2002), is a Research Brief from Child Trends, available (possibly free) from them, 4301 Conn. Ave. NW, #100, Wash., DC 20008, 202/362-5580, www.childtrends.org [7389]

  • "Connecting the Low-Income Population to the Financial Mainstream" is the Fall 2002 issue of Building Blocks, available (likely free) from the Fannie Mae Fdn., 4000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Suite 1, Wash., DC 20016-2804, 202/274-8000, www.fanniemaefoundtion.org [7311]

  • "Differences in TANF Support Utilization: Is there adequate monitoring to insure program quality?" (14 pp., July 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Urban League Inst. for Opportunity & Equality, 1111 14th St. NW, #1001, Wash., DC 20005, 202/898-1604. www.nul.org [7395]

  • "Making Child Care Choices: How Welfare & Work Policies Influence Parents' Decisions,," by Lisa A. Gennetian, Danielle Crosby, Young Eun Chang, Edward D.L Lowe & Thomas S. Weisner (Aug. 2002), is available on the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. website: www.mdrc.org/Reports2002/NG_PolicyBrief/NGPolicyBrief.htm. [7388]

  • Poverty Law Manual for the New Lawyer (2002) has been published by the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law. All articles -- on TANF, food stamps, public housing, health, domestic violence, family law, etc. -- are available at www.povertylaw.org [7413]

  • "Taking Stock: Rural People, Poverty & Housing at the Turn of the 21st Century" (Nov. 2002) is available ($26) from the Housing Assistance Council, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600, HAC@ruralhome.org. The Exec. Summary is downloadable at www.ruralhome.org/pubs/hsganalysis/ts2000/index.htm, www.ruralhome.org [7336]

  • "The 40-Hour Work Rule: Implications for Children & Families," by Sheila R. Zedlewski (Dec. 2002), is available (likely free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5815, hleibov@ui.urban.org, downloadable at www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/900573.pdf. [7321]

  • "The Impact of Welfare Sanctions on the Health of Infants & Toddlers. A Report from the Children's Sentinel Nutrition Assessment Program" (July 2002) is available at http://dcc2.bumc.bu.edu/csnappublic/C-SNAP%20Report.pdf [7324]

  • Welfare Made a Difference: Escaping Violence, Finding Safety is a Sept. 2002 booklet, available (free) from accles@yahoo.com, www.wmadcampaign.org [7326]

  • "Welfare Time Limits: State Policies, Implementation & Effects on Families," by Dan Bloom is a July 2002 Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. report, available at www.mdrc.org/Reports2002/welfaretimelimits/wtl_overview.htm. [7325]

  • "Welfare, Work & Raising Children: Conversations with 21 Maine Families" (May 2002) is available at www.mejp.org. [7327]

November/December 2002

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  • "A Forum on Welfare Reform" appeared in the Sept. 2002 issue (Vol. 92, No. 9) of Amer. J. of Public Health: 5 articles dealing with health-related issues. [7164]

  • "Collaboration Between State Welfare & Child Welfare Agencies," by Cynthia Andrews, Roseana Bess, Amy Jantz & Victoria Russell is a Sept. 2002 Urban Inst. Policy Brief, available (free) from bnowak@ui.urban.org. [7297]

  • "Crossing Divides: New Common Ground on Poverty & Economic Security," by Tammy Draut, David Callahan & Corinna Hawkes (37 pp., 2002) -- examining 4 cases of policymaking during the 1990s (EITC, IDAs, CHIP, Empowerment Zones) -- is available (possibly free) from Demos, 155 Ave. of the Americas, 4th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 212/633-1405, www.demos-usa.org. [7171]

  • "Earning Back Time: Who Would Benefit from Work-Related Time Limit Exemptions," by Katherin Ross Phillips from The Urban Inst., is available from bnowak@ui.urban.org; downloadable at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=7961. [7191]

  • "Extreme Poverty Rising, Existing Government Programs Could Do More," by Sheila R. Zedlewski, Linda Giannarelli, Joyce Morton & Laura Wheaton (2002), is available via anfinfo@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org. [7260]

  • "How Do Marriage, Cohabitations & Single Parenthood Affect the Material Hardships of Families with Children?," by Robert I. Lerman an Urban Inst. study, is available at urban.org/url.cfm?ID=7821. [7183]

  • How Welfare & Work Policies Affect Employment & Income: A Synthesis of Research, by Dan Bloom & Charles Michalopoulos is available at www.mdrc.org/NextGeneration/ProjectDescription/htm. [7235]

  • How Welfare & Work Policies Affect Children: A Synthesis of Research, by Pamela Morris, Aletha Huston, Greg Duncan, Danielle Crosby & Johannes Bos is available at www.mdrc.org/NextGeneration/ProjectDescription/htm. [7237]

  • "Impacts of Marital Status & Parental Presence on the Material Hardship of Families with Children," by Robert I. Lerman an Urban Inst. study, is available at urban.org/url.cfm?ID=7820. [7184]

  • "Implementing Welfare Reform across the Nation," by Pamela Holcomb & Karin Martinson (7 pp., Sept. 2002), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org. www.urban.org. [7162]

  • "Implementing Welfare Reform Across the Nation," by Pamela Holcomb & Karin Martinson (Sept. 2002), is available from The Urban Inst., www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PublicationID=7857 [7266]

  • "Investing in Family Well-Being, a Family-Friendly Workplace, and a More Stable Workforce: A 'Win-Win' Approach to Welfare & Low-Wage Policy," by Ellen Bravo, Mark Greenberg & Cindy Marano (2002), a Ctr. for Law & Social Policy report, is available at www.lowincomeworkingfamilies.org. [7296]

  • "Left Behind or Staying Away? Eligible Parents Who Remain Off TANF," by Sheila R. Zedlewski (Sept. 2002), is available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org, www.urban/org/url.cfm?ID=7963. [7192]

  • "Making Work Pay: Final Report on the Self-Sufficiency Project for Long-Term Welfare Recipients," by Charles Michalopoulos (254 pp., July 2002), is available (possibly free) from the Social Research & Demonstration Corp., 50 O'Connor St., #1400, Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1P6L2, 613/237-4311, info@srfc.org. [7140]

  • "Making Work Pay" (16 pp., 2002) describes the Discount Foundation's "Jobs & Living Wages for the Poor" grant program, begun in 1997. Available (likely free) from the Fdn., 6712 Tildenwood Ln., Rockville, MD 20852, 301/468-1288, www.discountfoundation.org. [7185]

  • "Married & Unmarried Parenthood & Economic Well-Being: A Dynamic Analysis of a Recent Cohort," by Robert I. Lerman an Urban Inst. study, is available at urban.org.url.cfm?ID=7822. [7182]

  • "Mothers' Beliefs About Welfare Rules" is a 3-page, Sept. 2002 Fragile Families Research Brief, available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Research on Child Wellbeing, Wallace Hall, 2nd flr., Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ 08544, crcw@opr.princeton.edu. The full study, by Christina Gibson, as well as general inf. on the Fragile Families & Child Wellbeing Study, is available at crcw.princeton.edu/fragilefamilies/index.htm. [7275]

  • Poverty Research News the newsletter of the Northwestern Univ./Univ. of Chi. Jt. Ctr. on Poverty Research, has in its July/Aug. 2002 issue 5 articles: on Milwaukee's New Hope program; health and low-income families; welfare reform in rural Appalachia; welfare recipients' struggles to balance work & family; how teens fare poorly under welfare reform policies. Contact the Ctr., 2046 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4108, 773/271-0611 for a copy, www.jcpr.org. [7232]

  • "Recent Changes in New York's Welfare & Work, Child Care & Child Welfare Systems," by Lynn Fender, Carolyn O'Brien, Terri Thompson & Kathleen Snyder (Sept. 2002), is available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=7956. [7193]

  • "Relative Caretakers in Child-Only [TANF] Cases Lack Support Services to Fulfill Crucial Roles" (7 pp., Sept. 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Natl. Ctr. on Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7150, info@researchforum.org, www.researchforum.org. [7230]

  • Rethinking Welfare: A Critical Perspective, eds. Iain Ferguson, Michael Lavalette & Gerry Mooney (224 pp., 2002, $24), has been published by SAGE, 800/818-7243. [7114]

  • Socioeconomic Democracy: An Advanced Socioeconomic System, by Robley E. George (2002), has been published by Praeger; it is "a theoretical model socioeconomic system wherein there exist both some form of Universal Guaranteed Personal Income & some form of Maximum Allowable Personal Wealth... with both the lower... and upper bound set and adjusted democratically by all participants of society." [7074]

  • "States Have Slowed Their Use of TANF Funds for Child Care in the Last Year," by Rachel Schumacher & Tanya Rakpraja is a 2002 report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, available at www.clasp.org/DMS/Documents/1032806810.14/view_html. [7268]

  • "TANF Caseloads Declined in Most States in Second Quarter, But Most States Saw Increases Over the Last Year," by Elise Richer, Hedieh Rahmanouu & Mark Greenberg (Oct. 2002) is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, www.clasp.org. [7196]

  • "The Implementation of the Welfare-to-Work Grants Program," by Demetra Smith Nightingale, Nancy Pindus, John Trutko & Michael Egner, a July 2002 Urban Inst. report, is available at www.urban.org/url.cfm?ID=7838. [7262]

  • "Timing Out: Long-Term Welfare Caseloads in Large Cities & Counties" is a Sept. 2002 Brooking Inst. report, available at www.brookings.edu./urban. [7212]

  • Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes, by William H. Gates, Jr. & Chuck Collins (163 pp., 2002), has been published by Beacon Press; $25. www.beacon.org [7146]

  • "Welfare Reform in Illinois: Is the Moderate Approach Working?" is available (no price given) from the Northwestern Univ. Inst. for Policy Research, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100; summary and technical report available at www.northwestern.edu/ipr/reserach/IFS.html. [7189]

  • "Welfare Reform in Cleveland: Implementation, Effects & Experiences of Poor Families & Neighborhoods," by Thomas Brock, Claudia Coulton, Andrew S. London, Denise F. Polit, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes, Ellen K. Scott & Nandita Verma (37 pp., Sept. 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org. [7216]

  • "Welfare Reform: Outcomes for TANF Recipients with Impairments" is a 32-page, July 2002 GAO report (GAO-02-0884), available, free, from USGAO, 441 G St. NW, Rm. LM, Wash., DC 20548, 202/512-6000, www.gao.gov [7207]

  • "Welfare Reform: Tribal TANF Allows Flexibility to Tailor Programs, but Conditions on Reservations Make It Difficult to Move Recipients Into Jobs" is a 53-page, July 2002 GAO report (GAO-02-768), available, free, from USGAO, 441 G St. NW, Rm. LM, Wash., DC 20548, 202/512-6000, www.gao.gov. [7208]

  • "Welfare Reform: With TANF Flexibility, States Vary in How They Implement Work Requirements & Time Limits" is a 43-page, July 2002 GAO report (GAO-02-770), available, free, from USGAO, 441 G St. NW, Rm. LM, Wash., DC 20548, 202/512-6000, www.gao.gov. [7209]

  • "Welfare Reform: The Failed Anti-Poverty Prescription" (Ocrt. 2002) is available from Food First, the Inst. for Food & Development Policy, www.foodfirst.org/progs/humanrts/welfarefactsheet2002.html. [7288]

  • "Welfare Research Perspectives: Past, Present & Future," by Barbara Blum & Jennifer Farnsworth Francis (20 pp., 2002 ed.), is available (no price given) from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7150, info@researchforum.org. www.researchforum.org [7190]

  • "Welfare Sanctions Associated with Food Insecurity" is the topic of a (2002) research report from The Boston Medical Ctr., based on a 3-yr. review of data collected by 5 urban medical ctrs. of 2,718 children. Hospitalization data also are included. Study available from Gino DiGravio, 617/638-8491. [7152]

  • "Welfare-to-Work Housing Vouchers" is the subject of an Aug. 2002 paper, by Barbara Sard & Shayna Strom of the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities. Available at www.cbpp.org/8-28-02hous.pdf. [7199]

  • "Who Returns to Welfare?," by Pamela Loprest (7 pp., Sept. 2002), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org, www.urban.org. [7292]

  • "Work & Welfare Reform in NYC During the Giuliani Administration," by Demetra Smith Nightingale, Nancy Pindus, Frederica Kramer, John Trutko, Kelly Mikelson & Michael Egner a July 2002 Urban Inst. report, is available at ww.urban.org/UploadedPDF/NYC_welfare.pdf. [7263]

  • "Work, Income & Well-Being Among Long-Term Welfare Recipients," by Mathew Stagner, Katherine Kortenkamp & Jane Reardon-Anderson a Sept. 2002 Urban Inst. report, is available at www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PublicationID=7856. [7267]

  • "WRP: Final Report on Vermont's Welfare Restructuring Project," by Susan Scrivener, Richard Hendra, Cindy Redcross, Dan Bloom, Charles Michalopoulos & Johanna Walter (68 pp., Sept. 2002), is available (possibly free) from The Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200, www.mdrc.org. [7186]

September/October 2002

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  • "Doctors Speak Out About Welfare Reform" was a June 2002 Capitol Hill program, sponsored by the Assn. of Maternal & Child Health Progs.& Finding Common Ground. Presentation materials may be available from AMCHP, 1220 19th St. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/833-6022. [7101]

  • "2000 Report on Illinois Poverty" (44 pp., 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Heartland Alliance, 208 S. LaSalle St., #1818, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/660-1300. www.heartland-alliance.org. [6989]

  • A Day's Work, A Day's Pay a one-hr. documentary, follows 3 men & women through NYC's workfare program, exposing econ. & racial injustice and documenting organizing efforts of welfare recipients to demand job creation, training, access to education & quality childcare. Order from 212/952-0121, x235, kathy@mintleafproductions.com. [7053]

  • "America's Forgotten Children: Child Poverty in Rural America" is a 2002 report from Save the Children. Downloadable at www.savethechildren.org, 800/SAVETHECHILDREN. [6996]

  • "An Unanticipated Story of Caseload Declines: The First 2 Years of the Pathways Case Management System in Oswego Cty., NY," by Suzanne L. Wagner, Charles Chang & Toby Herr (35 pp., July 2002), is available (no price given) from Project Match, 420 N. Wabash Ave., 6th flr., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/755-2250, www.pmatch.org. [6973]

  • "Are Shrinking Caseloads Always a Good Thing?," by Sheila R. Zedlewski (June 2002), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [7125]

  • "Building Assets To Reduce Poverty & Injustice" is a 27-page, 2002(?) Ford Fdn. publication, available (likely free) from VP Melvin L. Oliver at the Fdn., 320 E. 43 St., NYC, NY 10017, 212/573-5000, ford@fordfound.org [6993]

  • "Children's Health & TANF Sanctions" is the subject of an article in the July 2002 Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, available at dcc2.bumc.bu.edu/csnappublic/Welfaresanctions.htm. [7079]

  • "Distributing Collected Child Support to Families Exiting TANF" (Oct. 2001) was published by the HHS Office of Inspector General. For copies, 312/353-4124 or oig.hhs.gov/oei/reports/oei-05-01-00220.pdf. A summary of the report, by Sara Davis of the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, is available at www.clasp.org/pubs/childenforce/OIG%20Report%20re%20Post-TANF%20Distribution.pdf. [7121]

  • "Earned Income Tax Credit: Opportunities to Make Recertification Program Less Confusing & More Consistent" (48 pp., April 2002) is a GAO report (GAO-02-449), available (free) from USGAO 441 G St., Rm. LM, Wash., DC 20548, 202/512-6000. [7042]

  • Expanding Access to Quality Health Care: Solutions for the Uninsured is the title of a 2002 Congressional hearing. Testimony by Ron Pollack of Families USA is at www.familiesusa.org/Ron%27sTestimonyfor792002.pdf. [7099]

  • "Family Out-of-Pocket Spending for Health Services: A Continuing Source of Financial Insecurity" (2002) is available at www.cmwf.org/programs/insurance/merlis_oopspending.509.pdf. [7095]

  • "Fast Facts on Welfare Policy" available (free) from The Urban Inst., focuses on TANF Eligibility; Welfare Leavers, Cyclers & Stayers; & TANF Funding. 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [7058]

  • "Framing the PRWORA/TANF Reauthorization Debate," by Lawrence J. Aber is the lead article in the Spring/Summer 2002 issue of News & Issues, published by (and likely available free from) the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032, 212/304-7100, nccp@columbia.edu. www.nccp.org. [6988]

  • "Groups Work Together on Welfare Reform," by Duane M. Elling is a 7-page, July 2002 report in Mott Memo, featuring the work of the Natl. Campaign for Jobs & Income Support (headed by PRRAC Bd. member Deepak Bhargava) & Seth Borgos. Available (likely free) from the Mott Fdn., 800/645-1766, info@mott.org. www.mott.org. [7047]

  • "How Welfare & Work Policies for Parents Affect Adolescents: A Synthesis of Research," by Lisa A. Gennetian, Greg Duncan, Virginia Knox, Wanda G. Vargas, Elizabeth Clark-Kauffman & Andrew S. London (69 pp., May 2002), is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200, A 1-page summary also is available. www.mdrc.org. [7003]

  • "Leaving Our Children Behind: Welfare Reform & the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender (GLBT) Community," by Sean Cahill & Kenneth T. Jones (2002?), is available from the Natl. Gay & Lesbian Task Force. www.ngltf.org/downloads/WelfRef.pdf. [7122]

  • "Making Ends Meet: Six Programs That Help Working Families & Employers - A Guide for Business Leaders & Policymakers," by Nisha Patel, Mark Greenberg, Steve Savner & Vicki Turetsky from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, is available at www.clasp.org/pubs/claspupdate/Clasp_update0702.pdf. [7063]

  • "Most States Had Welfare Caseload Increases in the Last Year" is the lead article in the July 2002 issue of CLASP Update, available (likely free) from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000 , www.clasp.org. [7048]

  • "Pursuing Racial Justice" is the May/June 2002 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy, the first of a 2-part special. The 16 articles in the 196-page issue cover health, housing, employment, welfare, consumer issues, education, Legal Services, environmental justice, immigrants, transportation; and among the authors are current & former PRRAC Board members Jane Perkins, Alan Houseman & Florence Wagman Roisman. Ordering inf. from the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. www.povertylaw.org. [6977]

  • "Reforming Welfare: Institutional Change & Challenges," by Karin Martinson & Pamela Holcomb (22 pp., July 2002), is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org. www.urban.org. [6982]

  • "Rethinking Work Requirements," by Alan Weil (June 2002), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [7123]

  • "Shoring Up the Child Welfare-TANF Link," by Robert Geen (June 2002), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [7124]

  • The Future of Children (Feb. 2002 issue) was devoted to the need to refocus welfare reform to improve the lives of children in low-income families. Available (likely free) from the David & Lucile Packard Fdn., 300 2nd St., #200, Los Altos, CA 94022, 415/948-7658; they also released a poll on public attitudes toward welfare. www.futureofchildren.org/. [7120]

  • "The Implementation of the Welfare-to-Work Grants Program," by Demetra Smith Nightingale, Nancy Pindus & John Trutko (Aug. 2002), a Mathematica report, is available from 609/275-2350, jallen@mathematica-mpr.com. www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=impgrants.pdf. [7027]

  • "The Importance of Place in Welfare Reform: Common Challenges for Central Cities & Remote-Rural Areas" is a 2002 report, available (possibly free) from The Brookings Inst. Ctr. for Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/797-6139. www.brookings.edu/urban. [7128]

  • "The Inst. for Policy Research (Northwestern Univ.)" has available its Spring 2002 Working Papers catalogue, listing papers on poverty/race/inequality, labor markets/employment, child/adolescent/family studies, education, law/social justice, health, philanthropy/voluntarism/nonprofits, environment. IPR, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395. www.northwestern.edu/ipr. [7108]

  • "Transitional Jobs: The Philadelphia Story," by Richard C. Greenwald (July 2002), describes how community leaders came together to create the Transitional Work Corp. Available (possibly free) from The Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/797-6000. www.brookings.edu/urban. [7105]

  • "Understanding the Costs of DOL Welfare-to-Work Grants Program," by Irma Perez-Johnson, Debra Strong & Michelle Van Noy (Aug. 2002), a Mathematica report, is available from 609/275-2350, jallen@mathematica-mpr.com. www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=understandingcosts.pdf. [7026]

  • "Welfare Reform: Tribes Are Using TANF Flexibility to Establish Their Own Programs," by Cynthia M. Fagnoni is 20-page, May 2002 Congressional testimony, available (free) from USGAO, 441 G St. NW, Rm. LM, Wash., DC 20548, 202/512-6000. [7043]

  • "Welfare, Children & Families: A Three-City [Boston, Chicago, San Antonio] Study," by Andrew J. Cherlin & Paula Fomby (2002), is available at www.jhu.edu/~welfare_work/paper_2-20.pdf. [7119]

July/August 2002

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  • "A Balancing Act: Sources of Economic Support Among Unwed Mothers" is a 3-page, May 2002 Research Brief, available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Research on Child Wellbeing, Wallace Hall, 2nd flr., Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ 08544, crew@opr.princeton.edu. Their Fragile Famlies & Child Wellbeing Study is following a birth cohort of nearly 5,000 children (3,712 born to unmarried parents, 1,186 born to married parents), nationally representative of births in cities with populations of 200,000+. The Brief is based on a longer paper, "A Balancing Act: Sources of Support, Child Care & Hardship Among Unwed Mothers," by Julien O. Teitler, Nancy E. Reichman & Lenna Nepomnyaschy. Full paper is downloadable from .http://crew.princeton.edu (go to Fragile Families link, click on Publications, then click on Working Paper Series) [6906]

  • "A Comparison of Time-Limited & Non-Time Limited Welfare Leavers in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Oct. 2001," by Jeff Hagan from the Ctr. on Urban Policy & Social Change, is available at http://povertycenter.cwru.edu; an Exec. Summary version is available as well. [6792]

  • "Add It Up: Teen Parents & Welfare...Undercounted, Over-sanctioned, Underserved," by Janellen Duffy & Jodie Levin-Epstein (April 2002), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. www.clasp.org [6781]

  • "American Indian Families & Tribes: Key Issues in Welfare Reform Reauthorization" (4 pp., April 2002) is availble, free, from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Fdn., 800/656-4533 (ask for pub. #6035). [6723]

  • "Asssessing the Relationship between Welfare Policies & Changes in Living Arrangements of Low-Income Families & Children in the Late 1990s," by Gregory Acs & Sandi Nelson (March 2002), is available on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PubID=310444; bnowak@ui.urban.org. [6924]

  • "Built to Last: Why Skills Matter for Long-Run Success in Welfare Reform," by Karin Martinson & Julie Strawn (April? 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. www.clasp.org [6782]

  • "Child Poverty:" data (from the 2000 Census) are available on the Children's Defense Fund website: www.childrensdefense.org/release020604.php. Among the astounding/disturbing findings: in 14 US counties, child poverty exceeds 50%. [6801]

  • "Child Support Reforms in PRWORA: Initial Impacts" (43 pp., 2002) is available (no price listed) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200; downloadable from newfederalism.urban.org/html/discussion02-02.html. [6873]

  • "Children of Current Welfare Recipients: Similarly at Risk," by Kathryn Tout, Juliet Scarpa & Martha Zaslow (8 pp., March 2002) is a Research Brief, available (possibly free) from Child Trends, 4301 Conn. Ave. NW, #100, Wash., DC 20008. [6851]

  • "Credentials Count: How California's Community Colleges Help Parents Move from Welfare to Self-Sufficiency," by Anita Mathur, Judy Reichle, Chuck Wiseley & Julie Strawn (April? 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. www.clasp.org [6783]

  • "Crossing the Divide: Asian American Families & the Child Welfare System" a 2002 study, is available from the Coal. for Asian Amer. Children & Families, 212/809-4675, x52, agundanna@cacf.org; also on their website: www.cacf.org. [6833]

  • "Do We Need a Stronger Welfare Policy for a Weaker Economy?" is available from the Urban Inst.: ..www.urban.org/pubs.welfare_reform/ShortTakes.html; bnowak@ui.urban.org. [6825]

  • "Employment & Welfare Reform in the National Survey of American Families," by Pamela Loprest & Douglas Wissoker (March 2002), is available (free) from the Urban Inst., bnowak@ui.urban.org and on their website: www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PubID==310440. [6773]

  • "Extreme Poverty Rising, Existing Government Programs Could Do More," by Sheila R. Zedlewski, Linda Giannarelli, Joyce Morton & Laura Wheaton (7 pp., April 2002), is available (likely free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5867, pubs@ui.urban.org. [6748]

  • From Poverty to Punishment: How Welfare Reform Punishes the Poor, eds. Menachem Krajcer & Susan Starr (232 pp., 2002), is available ($16) from the Applied Resarch Ctr., 3781 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 510/653-3415, www.arc.org. Contributors include (PRRAC Board member) Deepak Bhargava, Linda Burnham, Gary Delgado, Peter Edelman, Jean Hardisty, Diana M. Pearce, Frances Fox Piven, Maya Wiley. www.arc.org/welfare/fp2p.html [6886]

  • "From Welfare to Child Care" (4 pp., 2002?) is available (free) from the Jt. Ctr. for Poverty Research, 2046 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208, 847/491-4145. www.jcpr.org [6916]

  • Hands to Work: The Stories of Three Families Racing the Welfare Clock, by LynNell Hancock (308 pp., 2002?), has been published by William Morrow; $25.95. [6849]

  • "Health Policy for Low-Income People: Profiles of 13 States," by Amy Westpfahl Lutzky, John Holahan & Joshua Wiener is an April 2002 Urban Inst. Occasional Paper, available at www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PubID=310490. [6764]

  • "Health Policy for Low-Income People: States' Responses to New Challenges," by John Holahan, Joshua Wiener & Amy Westpfahl Lutzky (May 2002), is available at www.healthaffairs.org/WebExclusives/2104Holahan2.pdf. [6765]

  • "How Are Immigrants Faring After Welfare Reform? Preliminary Evidence from Los Angeles and NYC" (March 2002) is on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/410426_final_report.pdf. [6810]

  • "Improving the Climate for Self-Employment: Policy Recommendations for TANF Reauthorization" (7 pp., April 2002) is available (possibly free) from the Aspen Inst., One Dupont Circle NW, #700, Wash., DC 20036, 202/736-1071, fieldus@aspeninst.org. www.fieldus.org [6890]

  • "Increasing the Ability to Transfer TANF to CCDF Is Not the Answer to Unmet Child Care Needs," by Rachel Schumacher (April 2002) is on the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy website: ww.clasp.org/pubs/childcare/TransferabilityBrief/htm. [6811]

  • "Investing in People to End Poverty" is a booklet providing stories of individuals from Western states; contact Western Welfare Made a Difference Campaign, 888/543-2530, weel@weelempowers.org. [6793]

  • "Jobs First: Final Report on Connecticut's Welfare Reform Initiative," by Dan Bloom, Susan Scrivener, Charles Michalopoulos, Richard Hendra, Diana Adams-Ciardullo, Johanna Walter, Diana Adams-Ciardullo & Johanna Walter (43 pp., Feb. 2002), is available (possibly free) from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [6733]

  • "Knocking on the Door: Barriers to Welfare & Other Assistance for Teen Parents," by Deborah L. Shapiro & Helene M. Marcy (April? 2002), is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy, 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. www.clasp.org [6784]

  • "Life Sentences: Denying Welfare Benefits to Women Convicted of Drug Offenses," by Patricia Allard (31 pp., Feb. 2002), is available (no price listed) from The Sentencing Project, 514 10th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20004, 202/628-0871, staff@sentencingproject.org. www.sentencingproject.org [6758]

  • Lost Ground, eds. Randy Albelda & Ann Whithorn (2002), has just been published by South End Press, 7 Brookline St., Cambridge, MA 02139-4146, 617/547-4002, southend@southendpress.org; .www.southendpress.org/books/lostground.shtml. Contributors include Mimi Abramovitz, Linda Burnham, Linda Gordon, James Jennings, Gwendolyn Mink, Kenneth Neubeck, Frances Fox Piven, Joe Soss & Lucie White. [6921]

  • "Making Ends Meet: Six Programs That Help Working Families & Employers: A Guide for Business Leaders & Policymakers," by Nisha Patel, Mark Greenberg, Steve Savner & Vicki Turetsky (June 2002), is available on the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy website: www.clasp.org/pubs/jobseducation/Making%20Ends%20Meet.pdf. [6768]

  • "Making TANF Work for the Hard to Serve" is on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org.pubs/welfare_reform.ShortTakes.html, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [6826]

  • "Negative Effects of TANF on College Enrollment" (17 pp, June 2002) is available from the Natl. Urban League Inst. for Opportunity & Equality, 202/898-1604, x12; www.nul.org/tanf. [6880]

  • "New Lives for Poor Families: Mothers & Young Children Move through Welfare Reform" is a 2002(?) 3-state study of 948 women with preschool-age children, conducted by Yale Univ., UC-Berkeley, Stanford & Teachers College. www.tc.edu/new-lives. [6832]

  • "New Opportunities? Public Opinion on Poverty, Income Inequality & Public Policy: 1996-2001" is a 26-page, Jan. 2002 Background Paper, available (possibly free) from Demos, 155 Ave. of the Americas, 4th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 212/633-1405. www.demos-usa.org [6755]

  • "Privatization of Welfare Services: A Review of the Literature," by Pamela Winston, Andrew Burwick, Sheena McConnell & Richard Roper a May 2002 Mathematica report, is available at www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=privatization.pdf. [6788]

  • "Race and Recession: A Special Report Examining How Changes in the Economy Affect People of Color" (28 pp., Summer 2002) is available on the Applied Research Ctr. website: www.arc.org. [6948]

  • "Recent Changes in California Welfare & WOrk, Child Care, and Child Welfare," by Deborah Montgomery, Laura Kaye, Robert Geen & Karin Martinson (May 2002), is available on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/310495_recent_changes_CA.pdf. [6772]

  • "Reforming Welfare Reform," by Mark Greenberg (June 2002), will appear in a forthcoming issue of The American Prospect. Available at www.prospect.org/print/V13/13/greenberg-m-html. [6912]

  • Retirement Insecurity: The Income Shortfalls Awaiting the Soon-to-Retire (95 pp., 2002) has been published by the Econ. Policy Inst. (no priced listed). Contact EPI, 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. www.epinet.org [6731]

  • "Should States Receive More Equal TANF Funding?," by David Merriman (May 2002), is available on the Urban Inst. website: www.urban.org/ViewPub.cfm?PubID=310489. [6762]

  • "Side-by-Side Comparisons of Provisions in Recent TNAF Reauthorization Proposals" developed by the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy and the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, is available on the CLASP website: www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF/tanffederal.htm. [6771]

  • "States Behaving Badly: America's Worst Welfare States" (2002), from the Natl. Campaign for Jobs & Income Support (directed by PRRAC Board member Deepak Bhargava), is available at www.nationalcampaign.org/Download/ngaReport.pdf. The "Winners": ID (1st place), WI & OK (tied for 2nd), OR & WY (tied for 3rd), AZ, MS, SD, TX, UT (tied for 4th), with CT,GA, IN, MA, NC getting "dishonorable mentions." [6914]

  • "Ten Things Everyone Should Know about Welfare Reform," by Alan Weil (7 pp., May 2002), is available (free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org. [6866]

  • "The 'Poverty Rate': America's Worst Statistical Indicator," by Nicholas Eberstadt (2 pp., March 2002), is available from the Amer. Enterprise Inst., www.aei.org/oti/oti13856.htm, or eberstadt@aei.org. [6900]

  • "The Evaluation of Welfare Reform in Iowa," by Thomas Fraker, Christine Ross, Rita Stapulonis, Robert Olsen, Martha Kovac, Robin Dion & Anu Rangarajan (June 2002), a Mathematica report, is available at www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect/asp?strSite=iowawelreport.pdf. [6789]

  • The Future of the Safety Net: Social Insurance & Employee Benefits, eds. Sheldon Friedman & David Jacobs (2001), has been published by Cornell Univ. Press. Among the contributors: Dean Baker, William Spriggs, Teresa Ghilarducci. [6907]

  • "The Importance of Housing Benefits to Welfare Success," by Sheila R. Zedlewski (April 2002), is available on the Brookings Inst. website: www.brook.edu/dybdocroot/es/urban/publications/zedlewskihousingbenefitexsum.htm. [6802]

  • The Inst. for Policy Research of Northwestern Univ. has available its 2001-2002 publications catalog, listing studies on Poverty/Race/Inequality, Child/Adolescent/Families, Law/Social Justice, Health, Urban. 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208, 847/491-3395. www.northwestern.edu/IPR [6882]

  • "The Price of Paying Taxes: How Tax Preparation & Refund Loan Fees Erode the Benefits of EITC," by Alan Berube, Anne Kim, Benjamin Forman & Megan Burns is a 23-page, May 2002 report, available (likely free) from the Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6139; downloadable from www.brookings.edu/urban. [6737]

  • "The Weakening Link: Unemployment & Welfare Caseloads" a Feb. 2002 report from the Campaign for Jobs & Income Support, is available at www.makeTANFwork.org. [6791]

  • "Time to Repair the Wage Floor" (2002), analyzing the proposed $1.50 raise in the minimum wage over the next 3 years, is available on the Economic Policy Inst. website: www.epinet.org/IssueBriefs/ib180.html. [6785]

  • Understandind Poverty, eds. Sheldon Danzinger & Robert Haveman (2002), has been published by Harvard Univ. Press. [6908]

  • Washington's New Poor Law: Welfare "Reform" & the Roads Not Taken: 1935 to the Present, by Gertrude S. Goldberg & Sheila D. Collins (518 pp., 2002?), has been published by Apex Press; $29.95. [6850]

  • "Welfare Caseloads Increased in Most States in the Last Quarter of 2001" a May 2002 Center for Law & Social Policy paper, is available at www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF/DHHS_caseloads_5-23-02.htm. [6778]

  • "Welfare Policies Matter for Children & Youth: Lessons for TANF Reauthorization," by Pamela Morris, Lisa A. Gennetian & Virginia Knox is a 7-page, March 2002 Policy Brief, available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016. [6843]

  • "Welfare Reform & American Indian Tribes: Critical Decisions for the Future of Indian Families," by Jo Ann Kauffman (45 pp., n.d. [2002]), is available, free, from The Henry J. Kaiser Family Fdn., 800/656-4533 (ask for pub. #6024). [6722]

  • "Welfare Reform Reauthorization in 2002: What Are the Issues for Tribal Communities & Indian Families?" (14 pp., March 2002) is available (free) from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Fdn., 800/656-4533 (ask for pub. #6025). [6724]

  • "Welfare Reform That Works: Explaining the Welfare Caseload Decline, 1996-2000," by Michael J. New (11 pp., May 2002), is available ($6) from the Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 800/767-1241. www.cato.org [6899]

  • Welfare Reform: The Next Act, eds. Alan Weil & Kenneth Feingold is a 2002 Urban Inst. volume; 877/UIPRESS. [6812]

  • "Welfare Restructuring, Work & Poverty: Policy Implications from Oregon," by Joan Acker, Sandra Morgen & Lisa Gonzales (66 pp., May 2002), is available ($10) from the Ctr. for the Study of Women in Society, 1201 Univ. of Oregron, Eugene, OR 97403-1201, 541/346-5015. csws.uoregon.edu/ [6725]

  • "When the Paychecks Stop: Unemployment Insurance Fails to Help Many Former Welfare Recipients Who Lose Their Jobs" (2002) is a brief from the Research Forum on Children, Families & the New Federalism. Available at www.researchforum.org/ [6787]

May/June 2002

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  • "A Housing Perspective on TANF Reauthorization & Support for Working Families," by Barbara Sard (March 2002), is available on the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities website: www.cbpp.org/3-12-02hous.htm. [5647]

  • "Accessing Lucrative Markets: Growing Women's Businesses in Low-Income Communities" (40 pp., 2001) is available (possibly free) from the Ms. Fdn. for Women, 120 Wall St., 33rd flr., NYC, NY 10005, 212/742-2300; downloadable at www.ms.foundation.org. [5579]

  • "At What Price? A Cost Analysis of the Administration's TANF Work Participation Proposal," by Mark Greenberg, Elise Richer, Jennifer Mezey, Steve Savner & Rachel Schumacher is available from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Board member Alan Houseman): .www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF/At_What_Price_analysis.pdf. [5646]

  • "Building Businesses, Rebuilding Lives: Microenterprise & Welfare Reform" (38 pp., 2002?) is available (possibly free) from the Ms. Fdn. for Women, 120 Wall St., 33rd flr., NYC, NY 10005, 212/742-2300; downloadable at www.ms.foundation.org. [5578]

  • "Child Care & PRWORA: Paying the Babysitter or Investing in Early Education?," by Susan Traub is a 30-page Note from the Winter 2002 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. Available (no price listed) from 600 NJ Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/662-9468. [5552]

  • "Coordinating Medicaid and Food Stamps: How New Food Stamp Policies Can Reduce Barriers to Health Care Coverage for Low-Income Working Families," by Liz Schott, Stacy Dean & Jocelyn Guyer (September 2001) can obtained from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 202/408-1080 or 820 1st St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002. Downloadable at www.cbpp.org/9-14-01fs.pdf. [5489]

  • "Earned Income Tax Credit Eligibility & Participation" is an 8-page, Dec. 2001 GAO report (GAO-02-290R), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [5553]

  • "Earned Income Tax Credit Eligibility & Participation" is a 8-page, Dec. 2001 GAO report (GAO-02-290R), available, free, from USGAO, PO BKox 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [5651]

  • "Employer Demand for Welfare Recipients by Race," by Harry Holzer & Michael Stoll is a Jan. 2002 Urban Inst. discussion paper: newfederalism.urban.org/pdf/discussion01-07.pdf, bnowak@ui.urban.org [5536]

  • "Good Choices in Hard Times: Fifteen Ideas for States to Reduce Hunger and Stimulate the Economy" (February 2002) looks at food stamps and child nutrition. Available from the Food Research Action Council, 202/986-2200, 1875 Conn. Ave. NW, #540, Wash., DC 20009. Available online at www.frac.org/html/news/stimulus021202.htm. [5490]

  • "Housing Strategies to Strengthen Welfare Policy & Support Working Families," by Barbara Sard & Margy Waller (12 pp., April 2002), is available on the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities website: www.cbpp.org/4-15-02hous.pdf. [5557]

  • "Impact of Recession & Sept. 11 Seen on Welfare Caseloads: Caseloads Up In Most States Between Sept. and Dec. 2001," by Vani Sankarapandian, Mark Greenberg & Elise Richer of the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Board member Alan Houseman) is available at www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF/Final_2001_Q4_Caseload_discussion.htm; state-by-state data available at www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF_Final_2001_Q4.caseload.pdf. [5621]

  • "Individual Development Account Program Design Handbook: A Step by Step Guide to Designing an IDA Program" (updated, 2000) is available ($28, on CD-ROM) from Corp. for Enterprise Dev., 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #800, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-9788. www.cfed.org [5662]

  • "Job Training & Education Fight Poverty" a 4-page, April 2002 Fact Sheet, is available (likely free) from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Social Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann), 1707 L St. NW, #750, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100; download from www.iwpr.org.pdf.d444.pdf. [5571]

  • "Making Work Pay for Public Housing Residents: Lessons from the Jobs-Plus Demonstration," by James A. Riccio & Steven Bliss a Manpower Demonstration Research Policy Brief, is available at www.mdrc.org/Reports2002/JobsPlusPolicyBrief/JobsPlus_PolicyBriefFull.htm. [5558]

  • Northwestern Univ. Inst. for Policy Research has available its Winter 2002 catalog of Working Papers, under the following headings: "Poverty, Race & Inequality," "Labor Markets & Employment," "Child, Adolescent & Family Studies," "Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Nonprofit Orgs.," "Politics, Institutions & Public Policy." Available from IPR, 2040 Sheridan Rd., Evanston, IL 60208-4100, 847/491-3395; a few are downloadable from www.jcpt.org. www.northwestern.edu/IPR [5654]

  • "Privacy Issues Affecting Welfare Applicants," by Allison I. Brown is a 12-page article in the Nov./Dec. 2001 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy. Contact them at 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606-5013, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. www.povertylaw.org [5576]

  • Project Bread in Massachusetts, has created a website that helps Massachusetts residents determine whether they are eligible for food stamps. Great prospects for duplication. www.gettingfoodstamps.org [5483]

  • "Racial Desegregation & Income Deconcentration in Public Housing," by Cara Hendrickson is a 54-page article from the Winter 2002 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy (no price given). Contact the journal at 600 NJ Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/662-9468. [5549]

  • "Reauthorization Issues: The Child Welfare Link" is a series of Feb. 2002 1-page Fact Sheets, available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Board member Alan Houseman). For details on how to access each, contact rhaynes@clasp.org. [5658]

  • "Reauthorization Issues: Child Support Distribution" is a series of 1-page, Feb. 2002 Fact Sheets, available from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy (headed by former PRRAC Board member Alan Houseman); for details on how to access each, contact rhaynes@clasp.org. [5659]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Washington [state]," by John Holahan & Mary Beth Pohl is a Feb. 2002 report from The Urban Inst., available at newfederalism.urban.org/html/HP_Washington.html, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5532]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Mississippi," by Barbara Ormond & Frank C. Ullman is a Feb. 2002 Urban Inst. report: newfederalism.urban.org/pdf/HP_Mississippi.pdf, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5534]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Alabama," by Barbara Ormond & Alyssa Wigton is a March 2002 Urban Inst. report, available at newfederalism.urban.org/html.HP_Alabama.html, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5567]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Colorado," by Jane Tilly & Julie Chesky is a March 2002 Urban Inst. report, available at www.urban.org/UploadedPDF/310439.pdf, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5568]

  • "Recent Changes in Health Policy for Low-Income People in Texas," by Joshua Wiener & Niall Brennan a March 2002 Urban Inst. report, is available at newfederalism.urban.org/html/HP_Texas.html, bnowak@ui.urban.org. [5569]

  • "Relieving the Recession: 19 Ways States Can Assist Low-Income Families During the Downturn," eds. John Springer & Heidi Goldberg (Feb. 2002), from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, is available at www.cbpp.org/2-22-02wel.htm. [5631]

  • "SSP Plus at 36 Months: Effects of Adding Employment Services to Financial Work Incentives," by Ying Lei & Charles Michalopoulos (41 pp., July 2001), is available from the Social Research & Demonstration Corp., 50 O'Connor St., #1400, Ottowa, Ont. Canada K1P 6L2, 613/237-4311, info@srdc.org. www.srdc.org [5574]

  • "TANF Reauthorization: Opportunties to Reduce Poverty by Improving Employment Outcomes," by Steve Savner, Julie Strawn & Mark Greenberg (Feb. 2002), is available on the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy website: www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF/tanf%20reauthorization%20opportunities%20to%20reduce.htm. [5660]

  • "The Impact of Welfare Reform on Immigrant Welfare Use," by George Borjas (March 2002), is available from the Ctr. for Immigration Studies, 1522 K St. NW, #820, Wash., DC 20005-1202, 202/466-8185, center@cis.org. www.cis.org [5605]

  • "The Implications of Privatization on Low-Income People" is the theme of the 189-page, Jan./Feb. 2002 issue of Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy, 14 articles, covering a range of relevant topics. For copies, contact the journal, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606-5013, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. www.povertylaw.org [5572]

  • "The Local Path to Making Work Pay: Denver's Earned Income Credit Experience" (March 2002) is available on the Brookings Inst. website: www.brookings.edu/urban. [5649]

  • "The Picture of Poverty in Alabama & Its Counties" (166 pp., n.d.), based largely on 1990 Census data, is available ($17.50) from the Alabama Poverty Proj., Box 2300, 800 Lakeshore Dr., Birmingham, AL 35229-2300, 205/726-4064, povertyp@samford.edu The Project is seeking to do an updated version of the study. [5556]

  • "Title I Funding: Poor Children Benefit Through Funding Per Poor Child Differs" is a 67-page, Jan. 2002 GAO report (GAO-02-242), available free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [5644]

  • Welfare Attitudes Poll: The Natl. Campaign for Jobs & Income Support (directed by PRRAC Board member Deepak Bhargava) released a March 2002 Peter Hart Research Assoc. poll, in conjunction with the TANF reauthorization process, showing wide support for training, child care & other work supports. Contact Beth Brockland at the Campaign, 202/338-1209. x108. www.maketanfwork.org [5626]

  • "Welfare Entitlements in the Era of Devolution," by Christine N. Cimini is a 45-page article from the Winter 2002 Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy. Available (no price listed) from 600 NJ Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/662-9468. [5550]

  • Welfare Reform: The Next Act, eds. Alan Weil & Kenneth Finegold (272 pp., March 2002), is available ($26.50) from Urban Inst. Press, 877/847-7377. Chapters cover family structure, children/childcare, work opportunities, health insurance, race/ethnicity, immigrants, funding, etc. [5642]

  • "Welfare, Children & Families: A Three-City Study," by Andrew J. Cherlin & Paula Fomby is a 12-page, Feb. 2002 Working Paper, the press account of which was headed, "2 Parents Not Always Best for Children, Study Finds." Available from Prof. Cherlin at Johns Hopkins, 410/516-2370, cherlin@jhu.edu. [5555]

  • "What Cities Need from Welfare Reform Authorization," by Paul Leonard & Maureen Kennedy (7 pp., Jan. 2002) is available (likely free) from the Brookings Inst. Ctr. for Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6139. www.brookings.edu [5559]

  • "When Financial Incentives Pay for Themselves: Interim Findings from the Self-Sufficiency Project's Applicant Study," by Charles Michalopoulos & Tracey Hoy (58 pp., Nov. 2001) is available (possible free) from Social Research & Demonstration Corp., 50 O'Connor St., #1400, Ottawa, Ont., Canada, 613/237-4311, info@srdc.org. www.srdc.org [5575]

March/April 2002

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  • "A Fresh Vision for Welfare Reauthorization," by Deepak Bhargava, Peter Edelman, Cindy Mann & Charlene Sinclair is the lead article in the Dec. 2001 issue of NFG Reports. Copies available (possibly free) from the Neighborhood Funders Group, One Dupont Circ. NW, #700, Wash., DC 20036, 202/833-4690 nfg@nfg.org [4746]

  • "Calvert-Henderson Quality of Life Indicators: A New Tool for Assessing Natonal Trends," eds. Hazel Henderson, Jon Lickerman & Patrice Flynn (392 pp., 2000) is available ($19.95) from Flynn Research, PO Box 726, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425, 304/728-9499 www.FlynnResearch.com [4694]

  • "Frequently Asked Questions about Working Welfare Leavers," by Elise Richer, Steve Savner & Mark Greenberg is a 2002(?) report, available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by PRRAC co-founder Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000. www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF/leaversFAQ.pdf [4709]

  • Indicators: The Journal of Social Health is a new journal. The initial (Winter 2001/2002) issue contains "The State of Education in America," an interview with Sen. Edward Kennedy; "Is the Education Revolution Coming?," by Robert J. Blendon et al.; "A Proposal to Revive Public Investment in Schools," by Christian M. Weller & Jeffrey Wenger; "A Social Report on America's Well-Being," by Marque-Luisa Miringoff et al.; "Welfare Reform & Children," by Guy Stevens; "Evaluating Welfare Reform in an Era of Transition," by Thomas Corbett; and "Health Indicators of the Standard of Living," by Richard H. Steckel. Subs. to the quarterly are $50/indivs., $200 insts. (20% discount intro. offer) from ME Sharpe, 800/541-6563. [4695]

  • "Leaving Our Children Behind: Welfare Reform & the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Community," by Sean Cahill & Kenneth T. Jones (103 pp., Dec. 2001) report, available (likely free) from the Natl. Gay & Lesbian Task Force, 1700 Kalorama Rd. NW, Wash., DC 20009-2964, 202/332-6483, ngltf@ngltf.org. www.ngltf.org [4706]

  • "New Opportunities? Public Opinion on Poverty, Income Inequality & Public Policy: 1996-2001" (26 pp., Nov. 2001) is available (possibly free) from Demos: A Network for Ideas & Action, 155 Ave. of the Americas, 4th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 212/633-1405 tdraut@demos-usa.org www.demos-usa.org [4786]

  • "Red Flags: Research Raises Concerns About the Impact of 'Welfare Reform' on Child Maltreatment" (Oct. 2001) is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy (headed by PRRAC co-founder Alan Houseman), 1015 15th St. NW, #400, Wash., DC 20005, 202/906-8000; downloadable from http://www.clasp.org [4708]

  • "States Are Cutting Low-Income Programs in Response to Fiscal Crises: Less Counter-productive Options Are Available," by Kevin Carey & Iris Lav (2002) is on the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities website www.cbpp.org/1-17-02sfp.htm [4787]

  • "Supports for Working Poor Families: A New Approach," by Michael E. Fishman & Harold Beebout is a Dec. 2001 Mathematica report, available at www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=supportpoor.pdf [4788]

  • The DC EITC Campaign has a set of materials to help implement the expanded DC Earned Income Tax Credit. Contact them c/o The Wash. Council of Agencies, 1001 Conn. Ave. NW, #925, Wash., DC 20036, 202/547-0540, lazere@dcfpi.org. [4768]

  • The New World of Welfare: An Agenda for Reauthorization & Beyond, eds. Rebecca Blank & Ron Haskins is available on the Brookings Inst. www.brookings.edu/wrb [4748]

  • "The Scope & Impact of Welfare Reform's Immigrant Provisions," by Michael Fix & Jeffrey Passell (Jan. 2002) is available (free) from the Urban Inst., bnowak@ui.urban.org newfederalism.urban.org/html/discussion02-03.html [4789]

  • The Tax Counseling Project offers free tax preparation services (throughout Illinois) for families with incomes under $33,000, indivs. with incomes under $15,000. But they have materials (in Spanish & English) on the EITC and other useful forms of assistance which they can make available. Contact them at 29 E. Madison, #910, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/252-0280 info@centerforlaw.org www.centerforlaw.org [4732]

  • "Welfare Caseloads Are Up in Most States" is a 2001(?) report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy .www.clasp.org/pubs/claspupdate/Januaryfinal.pdf [4791]

  • "Welfare Reform: More Coordinated Federal Effort Could Help States & Localities Move TANF Recipients with Impairments Toward Employment" is a 50-page, Oct. 2001 GAO report (GAO-02-37), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. Also downloadable on their website (look under Nov. 1, 2001 listings). www.gao.gov [4710]

  • "Welfare Reform: More Research Needed on TANF Family Caps" is a 41-page, Sept. 2001 GAO report (GAO-01-924), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. www.gao.gov [4721]

  • "Welfare Rules Database Updated" from The Urban Inst., is at anfdata.urban.org/drsurvey/login.cfm?CFID=19762&CFTOKEN=57393190 [4792]

January/February 2002

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  • "A Local Ladder for the Working Poor: The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit in US Metropolitan Areas," by Alan Berube & Benjamin Forman (15 pp., Sept. 2001), is available (possibly free) from the Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2128, 202/797-6139. www.brookings.edu [4142]

  • "A Public Benefits Outreach Kit" designed for agencies, orgs. & professionals who work with low-income individuals & families, is available (free) from AARP Fulfillment, Public Benefits Outreach Kit, D16851, 601 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20049, 202/434-2277, www.aarp.org. [4090]

  • "Changes in Economic, Work, Welfare & Barrier Status 15 Months Post-Baseline," by Lisa K. Dasinger, Robin E. Miller, Jean Norris & Richard Speiglman (74 pp., Nov. 2001), is Report #4 on the Alameda Cty. CalWORKS Needs Assessment & Outcomes Study; available (possibly free) from the Public Health Inst., 2168 Shattuck Ave., #300, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/649-1987, ldassinger@phi.org. [4209]

  • "Coming Up Short: Current unemployment insurance benefits fail to meet basic family needs," by Heather Boushey & Jeffrey Wenger is a 6-page, Oct. 2001 Issue Brief, available (possibly free) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810, www.epinet.org. [4078]

  • "Downtown Women's Needs Assessment: Findings & Recommendations" is an Oct. 2001 report from the Downtown Women's Action Coal., identifying the needs & characteristics of women living in the Skid Row/Central City East area of downtown LA. Available at www.shelterpartnership.org. [4150]

  • "How Can We Encourage Job Retention & Advancement for Welfare Recipients?," by Harry Holzer & Douglas Wissoker is an Oct. 2001 Policy Brief, available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org [4092]

  • "How Well Have Rural & Small Met. Labor Markets Absorbed Welfare Recipients?" a HHS study (2001), is available at aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/rural_1m01/index.htm, or by faxing your mailing address to 202/690-6562. [4153]

  • "Leaving Welfare, Left Behind: Employment Status, Income & Well-being of Former TANF Recipients" is an Oct. 2001 report from the Natl. Campaign for Jobs & Income Supports (directed by PRRAC Board member Deepak Bhargava), analyzing 18 state "leaver" studies from 2000-2001. Available at www.nationalcampaign.org/Download/LEAVINGWELFARE.doc, or from Tyler Press, 202/518-8047, tyler@publicinterestpr.com. [4160]

  • "Microenterprise as a Welfare to Work Strategy: Client Characteristics" is a 6-page, June 2001 research brief, available (likely free) from The Aspen Inst., 1 Dupont Circ. NW, #700, Wash., DC 20036, 202/736-5800, fieldus@aspeninstitute.org, www.fieldus.org. The full research report is available as well. [4217]

  • "New Opportunities? Public Opinion on Poverty, Income Inequality & Public Policy: 1996-2001" is a 26-page, Nov. 2001 Background Paper, available, free, from Demos: A Network for Ideas & Action, 155 Ave. of the Americas, 4th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 212/633-1405, www.demos-usa.org. [3912]

  • "Policies Affecting NYC's Low-Income Families," by Hugh O'Neill, Kathryn Garcia, Virginie Amerlynck & Barbara Blum is a 7-page, Oct. 2001 Exec. Summary, available (likely free) from the Research Forum on Children, Families & the New Federalism, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7150, info@researchforum.org. Full report available on their website: www.researchforum.org. [3915]

  • "Recent Changes in Colorado Welfare & Work, Child Care & Child Welfare Systems," by Jeffrey Capizzano, Robin Koralek, Christopher Botsko & Roseana Bess (Oct. 2001), is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, bnowak@ui.urban.org [4107]

  • "Red Flags: Research Raises Concerns About the Impact of 'Welfare Reform' on Child Maltreatment," by Rutledge Hutson a Ctr. for Law & Social Policy report, is available at www.clasp.org, rhutson@clasp.org, 202/328-5166. [4158]

  • Representing ther Poor & Homeless: Innovations in Advocacy is a compilation of articles written by law professors & advocates on a range of issues, including the causes of homelessness, affordable housing, human rights, welfare & microenterprise development. $10 from the ABA Commn. on Homelessness & Poverty, 202/662-1694, www.abanet.org/homeless. [4022]

  • "The Poverty Despite Work Handbook" (2001) has data showing the extent of work among poor families in each state, including factors causing poverty among workers & policies states can implement. $7 (+ tax for DC, MA, MD residents) from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 202/408-1080, center@cbpp.org. [4095]

  • "Tracking the Progress of Welfare Reform Quickly: A Model for Measuring Neighborhood Health & Change," by Lois M. Quinn & John Pawasarat (25 pp., Oct. 2001), describes the Milwaukee neighborhood indicators project. Available, likely free, from the Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6000, www.brookings.edu. [3927]

  • "Tracking the Progress of Welfare Reform Quickly: A Model for Measuring Neighborhood Health & Change" is available (possibly free) from the Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/797-6139, ksommer@brook.edu. [4057]

  • "Welfare Reform Authorization" is the theme of the Nov./Dec. 2001 issue of Poverty Research News, published by the Jt. Ctr. for Poverty Research of Northwestern Univ. & Univ. of Chi. 6 articles, by Ron Haskins/Rebecca Blank, Mark Greenberg, Lawrence M. Mead, Eloise Anderson, Robert Moffitt, Bruce A. Weber. Likely free from the Jt. Ctr., 2046 Sheridan Rd., Northwestern U., Evanston, IL 60208-4108, 773/271-0611. Downloadable from www.jcpr.org. [4161]

  • "Welfare Reform, the Next Phase: The need to apply the lessons of human development," by Susan Wagner & Daria Zvetina is the lead article in the Summer 2001 issue of Applied Research in Child Development, the semi-annual publication of the Erikson Inst., 420 N. Wabash Ave., 6th flr., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/755-2250. www.erikson.edu [4140]

  • "What Cities Needs from Welfare Reform Reauthoriztion," by Paul Leonard & Maureen Kennedy (45 pp., Nov. 2001), is available (likely free) from The Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2138, 202/797-6000, www.brookings.edu. [3913]

  • "Workforce Investment Act: Better Guidance Needed to Address Concerns Over New Requirements" is an Oct. 2001 GAO report, available at www.gao.gov, click on "GAO Reports," then "Today's Reports," then "Oct. 4, 2001" -- it's 2nd report listed. [4159]

November/December 2001

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  • "A Rural Study of Poverty & Welfare Reform," by John M. Eberhard (update; 34 pp., March 2001), is available (possibly free) from Delaware Opportunities, Inc., 47 Main St., Delhi, NY 13753. Their earlier study, "The Changing Face of Welfare in the 1990s, Delaware County, NY, 1995 to 1999" (38 pp., March 2000), is also available. [2373]

  • "Case Studies on Rural Housing & Welfare Reform" is available ($7) from the Housing Asst. Council, 202/842-8600, luz@ruralhome.org. Case studies are presented from AR, CA, IN, NY, ND, VT & VA. [2396]

  • "Depression & Low-Income Women: Challenges for TANF & Welfare-to-Work Policies," by Mary Clare Lennon, Juliana Blome & Kevin English is a March 2001 report from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty. Available at www.researchforum.org [2229]

  • "Designing Tax Cuts to Benefit Low-Income Families," by Frank J. Sammartino (Aug. 2001) is available on The Urban Inst. website (www.urban.org) under "What's New" [2259]

  • "Designing Tax Cuts to Benefit Low-Income Families" is a 2001 Urban Inst. report, available from them: 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5709, paffairs@ui.urban.org [2427]

  • "From Caseload Reduction to Poverty Reduction: A Fresh Vision for TANF Reauthorization," by Deepak Bhargava, Peter Edelman, Cindy Mann & Charlene Sinclair (Aug. 2001), is available from the Natl. Campaign for Jobs & Income Support at the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0519. Alsa available from them: "Invest in Families: Poverty Reduction, Not Caseload Reductions - A Grassroots Agenda for TANF Reauthorization" (July 2001); "Leaving Welfare Behind: Employment Status, Income & Well-Being of Former TANF Recipients" (Sept. 2001). [2424]

  • "Housing & Poverty in Los Angeles" is a (2001?) fact sheet from the Weingart Ctr. Inst. for the Study of Homelessness & Poverty, with Currrent Population Survey data, 1999 Amer. Housing Survey data and other census data. Read it at www.weingart.org/institute/research/facts/index.html [2254]

  • "How Can We Encourage Job Retention & Advancement for Welfare Recipients?," by Harry Holzer & Douglas Wissoker an 8-page, 2001? article, is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 202/261-5702, paffairs@ui.urban.org. www.urban.org [2384]

  • "How Children Fare in Welfare Experiments Appears to Hinge on Income," by Arloc Sherman (2001), is available on the Children's Defense Fund website. www.childrensdefense.org/release010822.htm [2419]

  • "Looking Ahead to 2002: The Five Year TANF Time Limit" is a 2001 report on Pennsylvania from Community Legal Services. Available at www.clsphila.org [2232]

  • "Making Welfare Reform Work Better; Improving TANF Program Results for Recipients with Alcohol & Drug Problems," by Gwen Rubenstein of the Legal Action Ctr. (2001), is available via fax request: 202/544-5712. www.lac.org [2420]

  • "On the Move? A County by County Review of Welfare Transporation Policies in NY State," by Amanda Hiller is a March 2001 report from the Gtr. Upstate Law Proj. Available at www.wnylc.com [2230]

  • "Place, Race & Work: The Dynamics of Welfare Reform in Metropolitan Detroit," by Scott W. Allard is a 10-page, Sept. 2001 Brookings Inst. report, available (likely free) from their Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6000. www.brookings.edu [2300]

  • "Post-TANF Food Stamp & Medicaid Benefits: Factors That Aid or Impede Their Receipt," by Mary Clare Lennon, Juliana Blome & Kevin English is a Jan. 2001 report from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. Available at www.mdrc.org [2227]

  • "Post-TANF Food Stamp & Medicaid Benefits: Factors that Aid or Impede Their Receipt," by Janet Quint, Rebecca Widom & Lindsay Moore is a Jan. 2001 report from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. Available at www.mdrc.org [2228]

  • "Poverty & Family Budget" is a July 2001 online issues guide, from the Econ. Policy Inst., on poverty measurement & basic family budgets: www.epinet.org/issueguides/poverty/poverty.html [2251]

  • "Reality Check: The Reality of Welfare Reform for Families in Washington State" is a Fall 2000 report from the Statewide Poverty Action Network. Exec. Summary available from SPAN, PO Box 31151, Seattle, WA 98103, 206/694-6794, span@freemontpublic.org. On web at www.freemontpublic.org/SPAN/publications.html#reports. [2231]

  • "Recent Changes in Wisconsin Welfare & Work, Child Care & Child Welfare Systems," by Jennifer Ehrle, Kristin Seefeldt, Kathleen Snyder & Pat McMahon (Sept. 2001) is available on The Urban Inst. website. newfederalism.urban.org/html/WI_update.html [2412]

  • "Representing the Poor & Homeless: Innovations in Advocacy" is a 2001 report from the ABA Commission on Homelessness & Poverty, 740 15th St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/662-1693; $10. [2422]

  • Secrets of Silicon Valley, by Deborah Kaufman & Alan Snitow is a 2001 documentary on Silicon Valley, portraying the dark side of the electronics industry & the new economy. For inf., contact amsnitow@igc.org. [2435]

  • "State of Indiana: Strategies for Improving Food Stamp, Medicaid & SCHIP Participation," by Kathleen Maloy, Allison Logie & Lara Petrou Green (March 2001), a Mathematica Policy Research report, is available at http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=indianafinal.pdf [2340]

  • "State of Maine: Strategies for Improving Food Stamp, Medicaid & SCHIP Participation," by Robin Dion, Gary Hyzer & Charles Nagatoshi (Dec. 2000), a Mathematica Policy Research report, is available at http://www.mathematica-mpr.com/PDFs/redirect.asp?strSite=mainefinal.pdf [2341]

  • "TANF Reauthorization: The View from Project Match," by Toby Herr & Susan Wagner is a 2-page, Aug. 2001 report, available (likely free) from Project Match, 420 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/755-2250. www.pmatch.org [2399]

  • "The Health of Poor Urban Women: Findings from the Project on Devolution & Urban Change," by Denise F. Polit, Andrew S. London & John M. Martinez (33 pp., May 2001), is available (likely free) from The Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [2388]

  • "The Lawyer as Abolitionist: Ending Homelessness & Poverty in Our Time," by Florence Roisman (PRRAC Board Member) appeared in Vol. XIX, of the St. Louis U. Public Law Review. It is part of a symposium, "Representing the Poor & Homeless: Innovations in Advocacy." Other contributors are Sidney D. Watson, Gary Blasi, Susan Bennett, John J. Ammann, Susan R. Jones, Matthew Diller, Lucie E. White, Peter W. Salsich, Jr. & Robert A. Solomon. Reprints of the Roisman article are available from Mary Deer (mdeer1@iupui.edu), I.U. School of Law, 530 W. NY St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225. [2297]

  • Welfare Racism: Playing the Race Card Against America's Poor, by Kenneth J. Neubeck & Noel Cazanave (288 pp.), has been published by Routledge; the authors' "Fighting Welfare Racism" was the lead article in the March/April 2001 P&R. [2316]

  • "Welfare Recipients' Attitudes toward Welfare, Nonmarital Childbearing & Work: Implications for Reform," by Richard Wertheimer, Melissa Long & Sharon Vandivere is a 5-page, June 2001 Urban Inst. report, available (free) from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687. pubs@ui.urban.org [2342]

  • "Welfare Reform & Opportunities for Collaboration Between Welfare & Child Welfare Agencies," by Jennifer Ehrle, Karin Malm, Lynn Fender & Roseana Bess is a 23-page, Aug. 2001 report, available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org www.urban.org [2328]

  • "Welfare Reform & Food Assistance" is the subject of the July 2001 edition of FoodReview magazine, published by the US Dept. of Agriculture Econ. Research Service. $24+s/h from 703/605-6220 (request ERSFR24-1) or free at www.ers.usda.gov/publications/FoodReview/jan2001 [2392]

  • "Welfare Reform & Opportunities for Collaboration Between Welfare & Child Welfare Agencies," by Jennifer Ehrle, Karin Malm, Lynn Fender & Roseana Bess (Aug. 2001) is available on The Urban Inst. website: http://newfederalism.urban.org/html/occa53.html [2410]

  • "Welfare Reform's Impact on the Failure Rate of Nonprofit Human Service Providers" and "Human Service Nonprofits in Met. Areas During Devolution & Welfare Reform," by Eric Twombly (Aug. 2001) available on The Urban Inst. website (www.urban.org), under "What's New" [2261]

  • "Welfare Reform's Impact on Adolescents: Early Warning Signs," by Jennifer Brooks, Elizabeth Hair & Martha Zaslow is an 8-page, July 2001 Research Brief available (no price listed) from Child Trends, 4301 Conn. Ave. NW, #100, Wash., DC 20008, 202/362-5580. www.childtrends.org [2387]

  • "Welfare Reform: How Do We Define Success," by Stephanie R. Niedringhaus is a 40-page, 2001 report from Network; 1st copy free, $5 addl. cc. (bulk rates avail.) from Network Educ. Prog., 801 Penn. Ave. SE, #460, Wash., DC 20003-2167, 202/547-5556, x10. www.networklobby.org [2245]

  • "Welfare Reform: Challenges in Maintaining a Federal-State Fiscal Partnership" is a 159-page, Aug. 2001 GAO report (GAO-01-828), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [2326]

  • "Welfare Research Perspectives: Past, Present & Future - 2001 ed.," by Barbara Blum & Jennifer Farnsworth Francis (24 pp., Aug. 2001), is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7132, info@researchforum.com. [2389]

  • "Welfare, Housing & Employment: Learning from Jobs-Plus Demonstration" is a 4-page, May 2001 MDRC Policy Brief, available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. www.mrdc.org [2363]

  • "Wisconsin Works (W-2) Program: An Evaluation" an April 2001 report from the state's Legislative Audit Bureau, is available on: www.legis.state.wi.us/lab/reports/01-7tear.htm [2226]

September/October 2001

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  • "Why Some Women Fail to Achieve Economic Security: Low Job Skills and Mental Health Problems Are Key Barriers" is the topic of the Aug. 2001 issue of The Forum, available from the Research Forum on Children, Families & the New Federalism, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032, 212/304-7150, info@researchforum.org [666]

  • Hardships in America: The Real Story of Working Families, by Heather Boushey, Chauna Brocht, Bethney Gundersen & Jared Bernstein (July 2001) has been published by the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/331-5540. [606]

  • "An Ounce of Prevention & A Pound of Cure: Developing State Policy on the Payment of Child Support Arrears by Low Income Parents" is a mid-2001 paper, by Paula Roberts, available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Wash., DC 20036, www.clasp.org/pubs/childenforce/Arrearage%20Paper.PDF [684]

  • "Designing Tax Cuts to Benefit Low Income Families," by Frank J. Sammartino (June 2001) is an Urban Inst. Policy Brief, available at www.urban.org [596]

  • "Rewarding Work: The Impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit in Greater Washington, DC" (12 pp., June 2001) is available (likely free) from the Brookings Ctr. on Urban & Metropolitan Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash. DC, 20036, 202/797-6139. www.brookings.edu/urban [670]

  • "How Welfare and Work Policies Affect Employment and Income: A Synthesis of Research," by Dan Bloom & Charles Michalopoulos (76 pp., May 2001) is available from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY, 10016, 212/532-3200. www.mdrc.org [603]

  • "Welfare Reform Authorization & Rural America" (2001) a report from the Jt. Ctr. for Poverty Research, is available at www.jcpr.org/RuralPovertyReport.pdf [626]

  • "Why Are Welfare Caseloads Falling?," by Stephen H. Bell (March 2001) is an Urban Inst. paper, available (free) from bnowak@ui.urban.org or at www.newfederalism.urban.org/html/discussion01-02.html [599]

  • "2001 Report on Illinois Poverty" published by the Illinois Poverty Summit, is available at www.heartland-alliance.org/newnewsite/whatsnew.html [582]

  • "Safety Net for Sale" is a 35-page, 1999 report on privatization of core safety-net functions — public assistance, child support enforcement & child welfare — available (likely free) from AFSCME, 1625 L St. NW, Wash., DC 20036-5687, 202/429-1130. [868]

July/August 2001

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  • "Falling Poverty, Falling Welfare — But There Is Still a Social Problem," by Timothy J. Casey (November, 2001) of the Fed. of Protestant Welfare Agencies), is available online. www.fpwa.org [68]

  • "Welfare & Housing: How Can the Housing Assistance Program Help Welfare Recipients," by David Bryson (July 2001) is available (no price given) from the Natl. Housing Law Proj., 614 Grand Ave., #320, Oakland, CA 94610, 510/251-9400. [26]

  • "When Work Just Isn’t Enough: Measuring hardships faced by families after moving from welfare to work," by Heather Boushey & Bethney Gundersen (June, 2001) is a 22-page Briefing Paper, available (possibly free) from The Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [64]

  • "States & Counties are Taking Steps to Help Low-Income Working Families Make Ends Meet & Move Up the Econ. Ladder," by Ed Lazere, Shawn Fremstad & Heidi Goldberg (May, 2001) is a report available on the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities website. www.cbpp.org [54]

  • "TANF & Domestic Violence: Elements of an Effective Welfare Dept. Intervention," by Ariella Hyman & Minouche Kandel (May/June 2001) s the lead (19-page) article in Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Law & Poverty. Other articles deal with elder abuse and family violence in a military context. Inf. from the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606-5013, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org [151]

  • "The District & Baltimore Face Double Whammy in Welfare Reform," by Carol S. Meyers (May, 2001) (8 pp.), is available, free, from the Brookings Gtr. Wash. Research Prog., 202/797-6292, esheridan@brookings.edu [53]

  • "Before & After Reform: How Have Families on Welfare Changed?," by Sheila R. Zedlewski & Donald W. Alderson (April, 2001) (7 pp.), is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037. 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org [48]

  • "Beyond Work First: How to Help Hard-to-Employ Individuals Get Jobs & Succeed in the Workforce," by Amy Brown (April, 2001) (125 pp.) is available (no price listed) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [130]

  • "Earning a Living Wage: Metro Differences in Opportunity & Inequality for Adult Males with Low Education Levels," by John Foster-Bey, Mark Rubin & Kenneth Temkin (April, 2001) is available online. www.urban.org/employment/livingwage-employment.html [85]

  • Everyone Is Deserving: A Toolkit on TANF Reauthorization & Welfare Reform (April, 2001) (110 pp.) is available ($7) from the Amer. Friends Service Comm., 1501 Cherry St., Phila., PA 19102-1479, 215/241-7125, KKurtz@afsc.org [50]

  • "Former Welfare Families & the Food Stamp Program: The Exodus Continues," by Sheila R. Zedlewski (April, 2001) w/ asst. of Amelia Gruber (7 pp.), is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037. 202/261-5687 pubs@ui.urban.org. [18]

  • "How Are Families That Left Welfare Doing? A Comparison of Early & Recent Welfare Leavers," by Pamela Loprest (April, 2001) (7 pp.), is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037. 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org [51]

  • "Promising State Asset Development Policies: Promoting Econ. Well-Being Among Low-Income Households," by Larry W. Beeferman & Sandra H. Venner (April, 2001) is a resource guide. The authors are reachable at the Brandeis Univ. Asset Development Inst., Waltham, MA [72]

  • "Using TANF Funds for Housing-Related Benefits to Prevent Homelessness" (April, 2001) a paper from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, is available on their website: www.cbpp.org/4-3-01TANF.htm [21]

  • "A Compliance-Oriented Approach to Sanctions in State & County TANF Programs," by Heidi Goldberg (March, 2001) is available on the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities website. www.cbpp.org/3-28-01tanf.pdf [66]

  • "Depression & Low-Income Women: Challenges for TANF & Welfare-to-Work Policies & Programs," by Mary Clare Lennon, Juliana Blome & Kevin English (March, 2001) a 6-page Exec. Summary is available (likely free) from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7132, info@researchforum.com. The full publication will be available on their website. www.researchforum.org. [154]

  • "State Earned Income Tax Credit" (March, 2001) A Calif. Budget Project brief examines use of the state EITC, in conjunction with the federal EITC, to further supplement the earnings of low-income working families. www.cbp.org [82]

  • Three-City Findings Reveal Unexpected Diversity Among Welfare Leavers & Stayers (March, 2001) is a 5-page issue of The Forum, the quarterly publication of the Research Forum on Children, Families & the New Federalism; available (likely free) from the Forum, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7150, info@researchforum.org [75]

  • "Welfare Reform: Moving Hard-to-Employ Recipients into the Workforce" (March, 2001) is a 56-page GAO report (GAO-01-368), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [46]

  • "Welfare to Work Housing Voucher Program: Early Implementation Assessment," by Robin Smith & Jennifer E.H. Johnson (March, 2001) is available at their website. www.huduser.org/publications/pubasst/wtwrpt.html [29]

  • "Youth Attitudes on Family, Work & Community Services: Implications for Welfare Reform," by Brett V. Brown (March, 2001) (7 pp.), is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org [47]

  • "Social Service Organizations & Welfare Reform," by Barbara Fink & Rebecca Widom (2001) a Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. study, is available online. www.mdrc.org [59]

  • "Welfare Reform: Data Available to Assess TANF's Progress" (February, 2001) is a 62-page GAO report (GAO-01-298), available, free from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [52]

  • "Assessing Washington State’s WorkFirst Welfare Reform: A Failure in Promoting Upward Mobility & Steady Employment," by Mark McDermott (January, 2001) is available (no price given) from the Statewide Poverty Action Network, PO Box 31151, Seattle, WA 98103, 206/694-6794, aikos@fremontpublic.org [70]

  • "Case Studies on Rural Housing & Welfare Reform" (2001) is available ($7) from the Housing Assistance Council, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Wash., DC 20005, 202/842-8600; it will shortly be posted on their website. www.ruralhome.org [31]

  • "Cruel & Unusual: How Welfare ‘Reform’ Punishes Poor People," by Rebecca Gordon (2001) is available on the Applied Research Ctr. website. www.arc.org [63]

  • "DOWNSIDE: The Human Consequences of the Giuliani Administration's Welfare Caseload Cuts" (2001) is a 2001 report from the Fed. of Protestant Welfare Agencies; available online. www.fpwa.org [45]

  • "Prospecting Among the Poor: Welfare Privatization," by Bill Berkowitz (2001) (23 pp.), is available, free, from The Applied Research Ctr., 3781 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611, 510/653-3515, arc@arc.org [4]

  • "The Impact of Welfare Reform on Access to Medicaid: Curing Systemic Violations of Medicaid De-Linking Requirements," by Joel Ferber & Theresa Steel (Winter 2001) appeared in the St. Louis Univ. Law J. Reprints probably available from jferber@lsem.org [20]

  • "Untapped Potential: State Earned Income Credits & Child Poverty Reduction" (2001) is a brief from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty; available online. www.nccp.org [86]

  • "The Florida Family Transition Program: Final Report on Florida’s Initial Time-Limited Welfare Program," by Dan Bloom (December, 2000) is on the Manpower Development Research Corp. website. www.mdrc.org [80]

  • "The Self-Sufficiency Standard for the City of NY," by Diana Pierce & Jennifer Brooks (September, 2000) (85 pp.) is available (no price listed) from The Women’s Ctr. for Educ. & Career Advancement, 45 John St., #605, NYC, NY 10038, 212/964-8934; a similar document for NY State is available from SENSES, 518/463-5576. [65]

  • "Welfare Reform, TANF Caseload Changes, & Latinos: A Preliminary Assessment," by Eric Rodriguez & Kaydee Kirk (September, 2000) is a 14-page Issue Brief, available (possibly free) from the Natl. Council of La Raza, 1111 19th St. NW, #1000, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-1670 [81]

  • "Balancing Acts: Easing the Burdens & Improving the Options for Working Families," ed. Eileen Applebaum (2000) (2000), is available ($13.95) from The Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 800/EPI-4844. [58]

  • "How Much Is Enough? Basic Family Budgets for Working Families," by Jared Bernstein, Chauna Brocht & Maggie Spade-Aguilar (2000) (120 pp.), is available ($12.95) from The Econ. Policy Inst. , 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 800/EPI-4844. [67]

  • An Evaluation of Cal-Learn is a program for teen parents. Information is available online. ucdata.berkeley.edu/ [83]

  • Making Welfare Work (For You!) is a manual for welfare clients & advocates explaining Florida's program and how to influence program decisions in that state. Available at online. www.law.ufl.edu/cgr/publications/making_welfare_work.pdf [49]

  • Meeting the Demand: Hiring Patterns of Welfare Recipients in 4 Met. Areas is available online. www.brookings.edu/urban [76]

  • Poverty Poll Results A NPR/Kaiser Family Fdn./Harvard JFK School poll “finds that though a majority of Americans think poverty is a big problem, they are divided as to what to do about it.” Detailed results are available online. www.npr.org/programs/specials/poll/poverty [73]

  • "The Limits of Limits: Lessons from Massachusetts’ Welfare Study," by Deborah Harris is available (no price given) from the Mass. Law Reform Inst., 99 Chauncey St., #500, Boston, MA 02111-1703, 617/357-0700 [84]

  • "Welfare Reform’s Effect on Child Welfare Caseloads," by Rob Green, Lynn Fender & Jacob Leos-Urbel is available on the Urban Inst. website, or can ordered by email: bnowak@ ui.urban.org newfederalism.urban.org/html/discussion01-04.html [60]

May/June 2001

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  • "How Welfare & Work Policies Affect Children: A Synthesis of Research," by Pamela Morris, Aletha Huston, Greg Duncan, Danielle Crosby & Johannes Bos (March 2001) (100 pp.)is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [186]

  • "More Than Half of Black & Hispanic Families Would Not Benefit from Bush Tax Plan" (February 2001) study from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080 center@center.cbpp.org [202]

  • "Prime-Age Adults without Children or Disabilities: The ‘Least Deserving of the Poor’ — or Are They?," by Stephen H. Bell & Jerome Gallagher (February 2001) is an 8-page, Urban Inst. report, available (likely free) from 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687 pubs@ui.urban.org [198]

  • "Will Welfare Reform Hurt Low-Skilled Workers?," by Maria Enchautegui (2001) is a Feb. 2001 study, available (no price given) from the Ctr. for Immig. Studies, 1522 K St. NW, #820, Wash., DC 20005, 202/466-8185. msk@ cis.org [183]

  • Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law & Policy (2001) A sample: “Health Care for Low-Income Working Families After Welfare Reform,” by Jocelyn Guyer; “Federal Housing Programs & Working Families,” by S. Lynn Martinez & Barbara Sard; “Re-reforming Welfare: What Attorneys Can Do,” by (former PRRAC Board member) Gary Delgado & Maya Wiley; “Payday Loans: A High Cost for a Small Loan in Low-Income & Working Communities,” by Elizabeth Renuart & Jean Ann Fox; “Welfare Reform: Rhetoric & Reality,” by Audra Wilson. Contact them re sub. inf.: Natl. Ctr. for Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606, 312/263-3830, support@povertylaw.org [182]

  • "Cruel and Usual: How Welfare ‘Reform’ Punishes Poor People," by Rebecca Gordon (2001) (104 pp.) is available (no price listed) from The Applied Research Ctr., 3781 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94611, 510/653-3415 www.arc.org [205]

  • Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy & the Poor in Twentieth-Century US History, by Alice O'Connor (January 1, 2001) by Alice O’Connor (392 pp., 2001), has been published by Princeton Univ. Press, 800/777-4726. $33.70. [177]

  • "Slowing Economy Threatens Earnings of Low-Wage Workers, Risks Increase in Inequality," by Jared Bernstein (2000) by Jared Bernstein (8 pp.), is available (possibly free) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [179]

  • "Urban Inequality: Evidence from Four Cities [Detroit, Boston, LA, Atlanta]," by Alice O'Connor, Chris Tilly & Lawrence D. Bobo (2000) has been published by the Russell Sage Fdn. Other volumes from the same study: The Atlanta Paradox, ed. David L. Sjoquist; The Boston Renaissance, by Barry Bluestone & Mary Huff Stevenson; Detroit Divided, by Reynolds Farley, Sheldon Danziger & Harry J. Holzer; Prismatic Metropolis [LA]. by Lawrence D. Bobo, Melvin L. Oliver, James H. Johnson, Jr. & Abel Valenzuela; What Employers Want, by Harry J. Holzer; Stories Employers Tell, by Philip Moss & Chris Tilly. For ordering inf., contact the Fdn., 112 E. 64 St., NYC, NY 10021, 800/524-6401. [209]

  • "Families Struggling to Make It in the Workforce: A Post Welfare Report" is available on the CDF www.childrendefense.org/release001214.htm [185]

  • "How Welfare & Work Policies Affect Children: A Synthesis of the Research" is a Jan. 2001 Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. study, available at www.mdrc.org [184]

  • "Welfare and Work in Washington State" A study tracking over 3000 welfare recipients finds that many are working, although many also return to public assistance within a short time, and that, although those working experience increased income, many are still in poverty. www.wa.gov/workfirst [200]

  • "Who Knows About the Earned Income Tax Credit?," by Katherin Ross Phillips is available from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037 bnowak@ui.urban.org [195]

  • “Help Workers Boost Their Paychecks! Promote the Earned Income Credit” is an outreach kit, available (one copy free; bulk orders at bargain prices) from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, center@ center.cbpp.org [178]

March/April 2001

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  • "Step Up, Not Out: The case for raising the federal minimum wage for workers in every state," by Edith Rasell, Jared Bernstein & Heather Boushey (February 2001) a 7-page Issue Brief is available (possibly free) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [725]

  • "Do State Budget Rules Affect Welfare Spending?," by Rudolph G. Penner & Michael Weiner (January 2001) is available (free) from bnowak@ui.urban.org or at www.newfederalism.urban.org/html/op43/occa43.html. [637]

  • "How Welfare & Work Policies Affect Children: A Synthesis of Research," by Pamela Morris, Aletha Huston, Greg Duncan, Danielle Crosby & Johannes Bos (January 2001) (62 pp. + Apps.) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, virginia_knox@mdrc.org. [635]

  • "Who Knows About the Earned Income Tax Credit?," by Katherin Ross Phillips (7 pp., Jan. 2001) is available (free) from bnowak@ui.urban.org or at www.newfederalism.urban.org/html/series_b/b27/b27.html. [638]

  • "The Family Transition Program: Final Report on Florida’s Initial Time-Limited Welfare Program," by Dan Bloom, James J. Kemple, Pamela Morris & Susan Scrivener (41 pp., December 2000) is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [647]

  • "Unemployment Insurance & Welfare Recipients: What Happens When the Recession Comes?," by Harry Holzer (7 pp., Dec. 2000) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org. [636]

  • "Welfare Reform: DOT Is Making Progress in Implementing the Job Access Program" (Dec. 2000) is a 28-page, GAO report (GAO-01-133), available free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [639]

  • "Staff Analysis of NY State’s Welfare Evaluation Report" (November 2000) from the Office of State Comptroller Carl McCall, is available at www.ocs.state.ny.us. [648]

  • State TANF Policies as of July 1999, by Gretchen Rowe (November 2000) (159 pp.) is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [496]

  • "The Prevalence of Education & Training Activities among Welfare & Food Stamp Recipients," by Stephen H. Bell (7 pp., Oct. 2000) is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, pubs@ui.urban.org. [643]

  • "The New Federalism & State Tax Policies Toward the Working Poor," by Elaine Maag & Diane Lim Rogers (September 2000) is available (free) from bnowak@ui.urban.org. [494]

  • "Hunger Is No Accident: NY & Federal Welfare Policies Violate the Human Right to Food" (July 2000) is a report from the NYC Welfare Reform & Human Rights Documentation Proj. Available at www.ujchumanrights.org. [534]

  • "The Work Experience Program (WEP): NYC’s Public Sector Sweatshop Economy" (June 2000) is a report from Community Voices Heard: www.cvhaction.org. [644]

  • "Census Affects Children in Poverty," by Donald Hernandez & Nancy Denton a 5-page, 2001 report, is available from the Presidential Members of the US Census Monitoring Board. Contact the Board at 4700 Silver Hill Rd., #1250-3, Suitland, MD 20746, 301/457-9900, comment@cmbp.census.gov. [731]

  • "Families Struggling to Make It in the Workforce: A Post Welfare Report" is available at www.childrensdefense.org/release001214.htm. [634]

  • "How Welfare & Work Policies Affect Children: A Synthesis of Research" is available at www.MDRC.org. [729]

  • "How Welfare Offices Undermine Welfare Reform," by Marcia Meyers appeared in the June 19-July 3, 2000 issue of The American Prospect. Available at www.americanprospect.org/archives/V11-15/meyers-m.html. [642]

  • "Improving Employment Outcomes Under TANF," by Julie Strawn, Mark Greenberg & Steve Savner is available at www.fordschool.umich.edu/conferences/final.htm [492]

  • Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment on the Road from Welfare to Work is a new guidebook from the Natl. Partnership for Women & Families. Inf. from www.nationalpartnership.org/news/pressreleases/2000/101600.htm. [489]

  • Rural Welfare Reform Poverty Research News, the newsletter of the Jt. Ctr. for Poverty Research, had (around September or October — sorry, we don’t have the exact cit.) an article on this subject, 773/271-0611 www.jcpr.org [490]

  • "The Impact of Welfare Reform on the Charitable Food Sector," by Peter Eisenger is available (no price given) from The Aspen Inst. Nonprofit Sector Research Fund, giulia.campanaro@aspeninst.org. [498]

  • "Welfare Leavers Working But Still in Poverty" For a Wash. State study, go to www.wa.gov.workfirst. [493]

  • "Welfare Reauthorization: An Early Guide to the Issues," by Mark Greenberg, Jodie Levin-Epstein, Rutledge Hutson, Theodora Ooms, Rachel Schumacher, Vicki Turetsky & David Engstrom summarizes key features of the 1996 law and identifies the issues that may be before Congress in the 2002 reauthorization debate. Available at www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF/packa.htm. [491]

  • "Welfare Research Perspectives — Past, Present & Future (2000 edition)," by Barbara Blum, Jennifer Farnsworth, Mary Clare Lennon & Ellen Winn is available at www.researchforum.org. [646]

January/February 2001

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  • "Child Well-Being at the Outset of Welfare Reform: An Overview of the Nation & 13 States," by Sharon Vandivere, Kristin Anderson Moore & Brett V. Brown (November 2000) is a 5-page publication available, free, from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-2687, pubs@ui.urban.org. [199]

  • "Did Metropolitan Areas Absorb Welfare Recipients without Displacing Other Workers," by Robert I. Lerman & Caroline Ratcliffe (November 2000) is a 7-page report available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash. DC 20037. 202/261-2687, pubs@ui.urban.org. [228]

  • "Reality Check on Welfare Reform," by Neal Pollack (Fall 2000) is a 6-page article from Enterprise Quarterly. We’ll send a copy with a SASE. [204]

  • "The Forgotten Workforce - More than 1 in 10 federal contract workers earn less than a living wage," by Chauna Brocht (November 2000) s a 12-page Briefing Paper from the Econ. Policy Inst. $5 from 800/EPI-4844, or free on their website. www.epinet.org [206]

  • "A Compliance-Oriented Approach to Sanctions in State & County TANF Programs," by Heidi Goldberg & Liz Schott (October 2000) is a report available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, center@cbpp.org [201]

  • "On the Bottom Rung: A Profile of Americans in Low-Income Working Families," by Gregory Acs, Katherin Ross Phillips & Daniel McKenzie (October 2000) is a 7-page publication, available free from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-2687, pubs@ui.urban.org. [207]

  • "A Look At Poor Dads Who Don’t Pay Child Support," by Elaine Sorensen & Chava Zibman (September, 2000) is an Urban Institute publication available online. 202/261-5709 newfederalism.urban.org/html/discussion00-07.html [435]

  • "The New Federalism & State Tax Policies toward the Working Poor," by Elaine Maag & Diane Lim Rogers (September 2000) is an Urban Inst. publication, 202/261-2687. newfederalism.urban.org/html/op38/occa38.html [234]

  • "The Self-Sufficiency Standard for the City of New York," by Diana Pierce & Jennifer Brooks (September 2000) (85 pp.) is one in a series of such studies, using a standard that measures how much income is needed, for a family of given composition in a given place, to adequately meet their basic needs (such as housing, childcare & taxes) — without public or private assistance. While a separate study was done for NYC, the other studies have been statewide: to date, they’ve been done for CA, CT, FL, IL, IN, MA, NJ, NY, NC, PA, SD, TX, WI & the DC met. area. WA and CO are in the works. Contact Prof. Pearce at the Univ. Wash. School of Social Work, 4101 15th Ave. NW, JH-30, Seattle, WA 98195, 206/543-5640, pearce@u.washington.edu. [245]

  • "Making Sure of Where We Started: State Employment & Training Systems for Welfare Recipients on the Eve of Federal Reform," by Stephen H. Bell & Toby Douglas ( 2000) is a report available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, anfinfo@ui.urban.org. newfederalism.urban.org/html/op37/occa37.html [232]

  • Poverty Research News the newsletter of the Jt. Ctr. for Poverty Research, has, in its Nov./Dec. 2000 issue, several brief reports on welfare reform. The newsletter likely is free, from the Ctr., 2046 Sheridan Rd., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208-4108, 773/271-0611, www.jcpr.org. [233]

  • The Welfare Rules Database racks AFDC/TANF policy changes. newfederalism.urban.org/WRD/WRDWelcome.CFM [197]

November/December 2000

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  • "Any Way You Cut It: Income Inequality on the Rise Regardless of How It’s Measured," by Jared Bernstein, Lawrence Mishel & Chauna Brocht (September 2000) is a 22-page Briefing Paper available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810; also on their www.epinet.org. [328]

  • "Do Welfare Caseload Declines Make the Medicaid Population Sicker?," by Bowen Garrett & John Holahan (September 2000) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org.
    Also on their newfederalism.urban.org/html/discussion00-06.html. [419]

  • "Families Hardest Hit: Effects of Welfare Reform on Homeless Families" (September 2000) is a 9-page Summary Report, available (possibly free) from the Chi. Coal. for the Homeless, 1325 S. Wabash, #205, Chicago, IL 60605, 312/435-4548. [331]

  • "Reforming Welfare & Rewarding Work: A Summary of the Final Report on the Minnesota Family Investment Program," by Virginia Knox, Cynthia Miller & Lisa A. Gennetian (September 2000) (31 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [326]

  • "The New Federalism & State Tax Policies toward the Working Poor," by Elaine Maag & Diane Lim Rogers (September 2000) (30 pp.) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [334]

  • "The Los Angeles Jobs-First GAIN Evaluation: Final Report on a Work First Program in a Major Urban Center," by Stephen Freedman, Jenna Tansey, Lisa A. Gennetian & David Narvarro (June 2000) (38 pp.) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [405]

  • "Welfare Reform & Food Assistance in Rural America," by Bruce A. Weber & Greg Duncan (June 2000) a 16-page report is available from Prof. Weber, 541/737-1432, bruce.a.weber@orst.edu. [336]

  • "Welfare Reform: Next Steps Offer New Opportunities - A Role for Philanthropy in Preparing for the Reauthorization of TANF in 2002," by Mark Greenberg & Michael C. Laracy (June 2000) (30 pp.) is available (no price listed) from the Neighborhood Funders Gp., 6862 Elm St., #320, McLean, VA 22101, 703/448-1777, NFG@NFG.ORG. Also on their www.nfg.org. [330]

  • "Welfare & Housing: How Can the Housing Assistance Programs Help Welfare Recipients?," by David Bryson (2000) (42 pp.) is available ($3) from the Natl. Housing Law Proj., 614 Grand Ave., #320, Oakland, CA 94610, 510/251-9400. [337]

  • "Welfare & Food Stamp Caseloads in 3 States [MS, OR, SC]: Rural-Urban Contrasts," by Lynn Reinschmiedt, Mary Henry, Bruce A. Weber, Elizabeth E. Davis & Willis Lewis (December 1999) (28 pp.) is available from the Rural Policy Research Inst., Univ. Missouri, 200 Mumford Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, 573/882-0316, office@rupri.org. [333]

  • "Rural America & Welfare Reform: An Overview Assessment" (February 1999) is a 26-page paper available from the Rural Policy Research Inst., Univ. Missouri, 200 Mumford Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, 573/882-0316, office@rupri.org. [332]

  • "A Ready-to-Use Model TANF Plan" for state governments is available on the GRIPP www.arc.org/gripp [329]

  • "Clipping Our Wings - The Impact of Welfare Reform on the College Aspirations of Low Income Women," eds. Vivian Adair & Nesce Belkan will appear in a Temple Univ. Press book, Spring 2001: Out of the Academic Closet: Poor Women, Welfare & the Promise of Education. Inf. from the Ctr. for Women Policy Studies, 1211 Conn. Ave. NW, #312, Wash., DC 20036, 202/872-1770, cwps@centerwomenpolicy.org. [339]

  • Legacy Legacy, a 90-minute, 2000 video study of inner-city poverty, written/produced by Todd S. Lending, is available ($195 colleges/univs., $49.95 h.s., public libs., comm. orgs.) from Calif. Newsreel, 149 9th St., #420, SF, CA 94103, 415/621-6196, contact@newsreel.org. Catalog also available from them: African American Perspectives 2000 - A Century of Life, Literature & History on Video. [327]

  • "Welfare & the Rise of Female-Headed Families," by Daniel T. Lichter, Diane K. McLaughlin & David C. Ribar 32-page study from the July 1997 Amer. J. Soc. is available from Prof. Lichter, Dept. Soc., 300 Bricker Hall, Ohio St. U., Columbus, OH 43210, Lichter.5@osu.edu. Prof. Lichter also has a 6-page article (source ?), co-authored with Erica L. Gardner, titled “Welfare Reform & the Poor Children of Working Parents.” [335]

  • Women & Poverty is the theme of the 255-page Summer 2000 issue of the Georgetown J. on Poverty Law & Policy. $15 from the Journal, Georgetown Univ. Law Ctr., 600 NJ Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001. [340]

September/October 2000

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  • "Unfinished Business; Why Cities Matter to Welfare Reform" (July 2000) is a 16-page report, available (likely free) from the Brookings Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6139. The survey also is available on their website. Also available on the website are annual caseload data for 89 counties (1990-99) and racial & ethnic data for 20 of the largest counties (1996-99). www.brookings.edu/urban [781]

  • "Barriers Associated with Working, Hardships of Daily Living, Progress through CalWORKs & Work-related Activities," by Anne K. Driscoll, Richard Speiglman & Jean Norris (64 pp., June 2000) is available (possibly free) from Dr. Speiglman, Public Health Inst., 2168 Shattuck Ave., #300, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/649-1987, richards@phi.org. It’s the 3rd in a series of reports from the Alameda Ctr. CalWORKs Needs Assessment & Outcome Study — copies of Reports #1 & #2 are also available. [776]

  • Economic Apartheid in America: A Primer on Economic Inequality & Insecurity, by Chuck Collins & Felice Yeskel (229 pp., 2000) of United for a Fair Economy is available ($16.95) from New Press, 450 W. 41 St., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10036. [761]

  • "Big Cities & Welfare Reform: Early Implementation & Ethnographic Findings from the Project on Devolution & Urban Change," by Janet Quint, Kathryn Edin, Maria L. Buck, Barbara Fink, Yolanda C. Padilla, Olis Simmons-Hewitt & Mary Eustace Valmont (April 1, 1999) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. It’s an Exec. Summary. [790]

  • "The Family Transition Program: Implementation & 3-Year Impacts of Florida’s Initial Time-Limited Welfare Program," by Dan Bloom, Mary Farrell, James J. Kemple & Nandita Verma (29 pp., April 1999) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. It’s an Exec. Summary. [794]

  • "Welfare Time Limits: An Interim Report Card," by Dan Bloom (78 pp., April 1999) is available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [793]

  • "Locked in the Poorhouse: Cities, Race & Poverty in the US," eds. Fred Harris & Lynn A. Curtis (188 pp., 1998) has been published by Rowman & Littlefield. It’s an update of the 1968 Kerner Commn. report, and among its 8 chapters are ones by PRRAC Board member William L. Taylor (“Racism & the Poor: Integration & Affirmative Action as Mobility Strategies”) and PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member Gary Sandefur (“Poverty as a Public Health Issue”). [788]

  • "A Welfare Testing Protocol" to help organizers working on welfare issues identify & document race & gender discrimination & mistreatment in welfare programs, developed by the Applied Research Project’s Grass Roots Initiative Policy Program, is available (possibly free) from GRIPP, 145 W. Campbell Ave., Roanoke, VA 24011, 540/857-3088, mthemba@igc.org. [792]

  • "Child Poverty in the States: Levels & Trends from 1979 to 1998" a study by the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, is available from them: 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7110. Also on their website, go to “what’s new.” www.nccp.org [780]

  • "FaDSS-Families Development & Self-Sufficiency" is a 28-page, May 1999 report on an Iowa program. Available (possibly free) from the Dept. of Human Services, Econ. Asst., Hoover St. Office Bldg., Des Moines, IA 50319, 515/281-8259. [891]

  • "Looking Ahead to Reauthorization of TANF: Some Preliminary Thoughts" a Feb. 2000 presentation by Mark Greenberg for the Bipartisan Welfare Reform Seminar for Sr. Congressional Staff, is available on the website. For questions about the presentation, contact Greenberg at mhgreen@clasp.org. www.clasp.org/pubs/TANF/Looking%Ahead%to%Reauthorization.htm. [784]

  • Poverty Research News in its July/Aug. 2000 issue, contains a series of interesting short articles on welfare and family issues, including “Point-Counterpoint: Perspectives on Welfare Reform & Children” (Ron Haskins & Wendell Primus); “Reforming the Social Contract” (Paula England & Nancy Folbre) & “What We Know about Early Childhood Interventions” (Janet Currie). Available (possibly free) from the Jt. Ctr. for Poverty Research, 2046 Sheridan Rd., Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208-4108, 847/467-6670. [787]

  • Seeing TANF from the Inside Out — Reconsidering the Program’s Role in the Wake of Welfare Reform, by Frederica Kramer is the July 2000, 4-page issue of The Forum, available (likely free) from the Research Forum on Children, Families & the New Federalism, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7132, info@researchforum.org. [766]

  • "Survey Shows Support for Government Anti-Poverty Assistance" “A Natl. Survey of American Attitudes Towards Low-Wage Workers & Welfare Reform: Survey Summary,” by Jobs for the Future, is available on-line: www/jff.org/whatsnewfolder/FinalSurveyData.PDF. [791]

  • The Ctr. on Urban Poverty & Social Change of Case Western Reserve has a website with poverty data for the Cleveland area www.povertycenter.cwru.edu [764]

  • "The Importance of Issues at the Intersection of Housing & Welfare Reform for Legal Services Work," by Barbara Sard is available on the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy www.clasp.org/pubs/claspupdate/July2000.htm. [789]

  • The Natl. Campaign for Jobs & Income Support (featured in the Activism Report in the July/Aug. 2000 P&R) has a new newsletter. Likely free, from 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/339-9346. [871]

  • "The Role of Intermediaries in Linking TANF Recipients with Jobs" a Mathematica Policy Research report, is available at www.mathematica-mpr.com/intermediaries/pdf. [783]

  • "Ways That States Can Serve Families That Reach Welfare Time Limits" is available on the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities website. For paper copy, contact Martin Taylor, taylor@cbpp.org. www.cbpp.org/6-21-00wel.pdf [785]

  • "Welfare Racism: A Force in the Rise, Demise & Aftermath of AFDC," by Kenneth J. Neubeck & Noel Cazanave a paper presented at the Feb. 2000 Univ. of OR Conf. on Work, Welfare & Politics, is available. neubeck@uconnvm.uconn.edu. [771]

July/August 2000

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  • "Immigrants’ Access to Health Care & Insurance on the Cusp of Welfare Reform," by Leighton Ku & Sheetal Matani (24 pp., June 2000) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200 paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1073]

  • "Encouraging Work, Reducing Poverty: The Impact of Work Incentive Programs," by Gordon L. Berlin (57 pp., March 2000) is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4362, 212/532-3200. MDRC reports also are online. www.mdrc.org. [1030]

  • "Jobs First: Implementation & Early Impacts of Connecticut’s Welfare Reform Initiative," by Dan Bloom, Laura Melton, Charles Michalopoulos, Susan Scrivener & Johanna Walter (27 pp., March 2000) is available in Exec. Summary form (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4362, 212/532-3200. The full report will be available in 2001. MDRC reports also are online. www.mdrc.org [1028]

  • "San Francisco Works: Toward an Employer-Led Approach to Welfare Reform & Workplace Development," by Steven Bliss (48 pp., March 2000) is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4362, 212/532-3200. MDRC reports also are online. www.mdrc.org [1025]

  • "TANF Policies in 9 States: Implications for Microenterprise Initiatives," by Lisa Plimpton & Mark Greenberg (20 pp., March 2000) is available (free), as is a volume with all 9 case studies, from The Aspen Inst. Pub. Office, PO Box 222, Queenstown, MD 21657, 410/820-5338. The overview document (and possibly the case studies) may be downloaded. wwww.clasp.org [807]

  • Maximum Feasible Success: A History of the Community Action Program, by Robert F. Clark (284 pp., 2000) is available ($30) from the Natl. Assn. of Comm. Action Agencies, 1100 17th St. NW, #500, Wash., DC 20036, 202/265-7546, info@nacaa.org [805]

  • "Working Hard, Staying Poor: Women & Children in the Wake of Welfare ‘Reform’," by Linda Burnham & Kaaryn Gustafson (40 pp., 2000) is “a report assessing the impact of US govt. policy on poor women & children in the 5 yrs. since the 1995 UN 4th World Conf. on Women.” $10 from the Women of Color Resource Ctr., 2288 Fulton St., #103, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/548-9272, chisme@igc.org. [816]

  • Immigration & Welfare (1999) A recent study by David Hollister of the Inst. for Wisconsin’s Future documents how the state’s welfare agencies are failing to meet the needs of Hmong immigrants; the HHS Office of Civil Rights has begun an investigation. Contact Vicky Selkowe at IWF, 414/384-9094. [1074]

  • The End of Welfare? Consequences of Federal Devolution for the Nation, ed. Max B. Sawicky (254 pp., 1999) has been published by M.E. Sharpe (80 Business Pk. Dr., Armonk, NY 10504). [806]

  • "How Much is Enough? Basic Family Budgets for Working Families," by Jared Bernstein, Chauna Brocht & Maggie Spade-Aguilar is a May 2000 Econ. Policy Inst. report, available ($12.95 + s/h) from EPI, 800/EPI-4844. Exec. Summary & Intro. www.epinet.org [804]

  • "More Work, More School... More Poverty? The New Poor in NYC," by Mark Levitan is a 15-page, April 2000 Data Brief, available (possibly free) from Comm. Service Soc. of NY, 105 E. 22 St., NYC, NY 10010, 212/614-5422, mlevitan@cssny.org. [803]

  • "Welfare College Students: Measuring the Impact of Welfare Reform," by Thomas Karier is a 6-page, May 2000 policy note, available from the Jerome Levy Econs. Inst. of Bard College. Can be downloaded. www.levy.org/docs/pn/00-3.html [815]

  • Welfare Reform & Rural Poverty was the subject of a June 21 Congressional Briefing by the Northwestern Univ./Univ. of Chi. Jt. Ctr. for Poverty Research. Among the papers available: “Rural America & Welfare Reform: An Overview Assessment” (26 pp., Feb. 1999); “Welfare & Food Stamps Caseloads in 3 States [MS, SC, OR]: Rural-Urban Contrasts,” by Lynn Reinschmeidt, Mark Henry, Bruce A. Weber, Elizabeth E. Davis & Willis Lewis (28 pp., Dec. 1999); “Food Stamps in Rural American: Special Issues & Common Themes,” by Sheena McConnell & James Ohls (19 pp., May 2000); “Rural America in Transition: Poverty & Welfare at the Turn of the 21st Century,” by Daniel T. Lichter & Leif Jensen (45 pp., May 2000); “Welfare Reform & Food Assistance in Rural America,” by Bruce Weber & Greg Duncan. Copies available from Joel Williams, 773/702-2287, jwilliams@uchicago.edu. [1079]

  • "Welfare Reform: State Sanction Policies & Number of Families Affected" is a 60-page, March 2000 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-00-44), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [814]

May/June 2000

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  • "Do Welfare Recipients’ Children Have a School Attendance Problem?," by David Fein, Wang Lee & E. Christina Schofield (2000) a Delaware-based study, is available from Abt Associates, 617/520-2991; online at www.abtassoc.com/reports/welfare-download.html. [942]

  • "The Social Safety Net at the Beginning of Federal Welfare Reform: Organization of & Access to Social Services for Low-Income Families," by Martha R. Burt, Nancy Pindus & Jeffrey Capizzano (29 pp., Jan. 2000) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [916]

  • "Welfare Reform & Beyond: Making Work Work" (68 pp., 2000) a Comm. for Econ. Dev. report, is available (free) from project director Marc Bendick, Jr., 4411 Westover Pl. NW, Wash., DC 20016-5555, 202/686-0245, bendickegan@mindspring.com. [921]

  • "‘Some Days Are Harder Than Hard’: Welfare Reform & Women with Drug Convictions in Pennsylvania," by Amy Hirsch (83 pp., Dec. 1999) is available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140, info@clasp.org. [920]

  • "Breaking Barriers: A Grassroots Guide to Identifying Access to the Children’s Health Insurance Program" (October 1999) a jt. proj. of NW Fed. of Comm. Orgs. & Grassroots Innovative Policy Prog., is available (possibly free) from GRIPP, 145 Campbell Ave. NW, #314, Roanoke, VA 24011, 540/857-3088. [989]

  • The End of Welfare? Consequences of Federal Devolution for the Nation, ed. Max B. Sawicky (254 pp., 1999) has been published by M.E. Sharpe. Available ($24.95 + s/h) from 800/EPI-4844. [918]

  • "A Plan for Increasing Personal Savings" is a 4-page, March 2000 Idea Brief, available (free) from The Century Fdn., 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/452-7750, ideas2000@tcf.org. [928]

  • "Child Care After Leaving Welfare: Early Evidence from State Studies," by Rachel Schumacher & Mark Greenberg is available (no price given) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140; also on their www.clasp. [975]

  • "Child Support Offers Some Protection Against Poverty," by Elaine Sorensen & Chava Zibman is a 5-page, March 2000 report, available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [980]

  • "Covenant to Overcome Poverty" originated by Rev. Jim Wallis’ Call to Renewal, has been endorsed by a range of mainline and evangelical Protestant orgs. For a copy of the 6-page document & further inf., contact Call to Renewal, 2401 15th St. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/328-8745. [919]

  • Ending Welfare As We Know It, by R. Kent Weaver (352 pp., 2000, $23.95), has been published by Brookings, Dept. 029, Wash., DC 20042-0029, 800/275-1447. [929]

  • "Giving Tax Credit Where Credit is Due: A ‘Universal Unified Child Credit’ that expands EITC & cuts taxes for working families," by Robert Cherry & Max B. Sawicky (22 pp., April 2000), is available ($5 + s/h) from Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4444. [931]

  • "How Congress Left the Poor with Only Half a Lawyer" is a paper, on Legal Services restrictions, available (likely free) from the Brennan Ctr. for Justice, NYU Law School, 161 Ave. of the Americas, 5th flr., NYC, NY 10013, 212/998-6730. [925]

  • "How Welfare Reform Impacts Non-Metropolitan & Metropolitan Counties in Virginia" is available, free, from Karen Mundy, VA Tech., 540/231-9443; on web at www.reap.vt.edu/reap/publications/reports/r46.pdf. [915]

  • "Lawlessness" is the theme of the Feb. 2000 issue of Organizing, available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007. The issue “focuses on examples of ‘lawlessness’ in the implementation of welfare reform... We define lawlessness as practices on the part of state or local agencies that violate the actual language and/or intent of federal (and sometimes state) welfare law.” [927]

  • "Remember the Children: Mothers Balance Work & Child Care Under Welfare Reform: The Conn. Perspective" an Exec. Summary & further inf. available from Sharon Lynn Kagan, Bush Ctr., Yale Univ., New Haven, CT 06511, 203/432-9931. It is part of the “Growing Up in Poverty Project,” studying FL and CA as well. For inf. about the CA work, contact Bruce Fuller, Grad. School of Educ., Univ. Calif., Berkeley, CA 94720, 510/643-5362. [981]

  • "Tapping TANF for Youth: When & How Welfare Funds Can Support Youth Dev., Educ. & Employment Initiatives," by Marie Cohen & Mark Greenberg is available (no price given) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140; also on their www.clasp. [922]

  • "The ABC Evaluation: A Better Chance for Welfare Recipients? What the Public Thinks" is available from Abt Associates, 617/520-2991; on line at www.abtassoc.com/reports/welfare-download.html. [923]

  • "The Hidden Third Party: Welfare Recipients’ Experiences with Employers," by Susan Gooden appeared in the J. of Management & Social Policy (5:1, 1999, pp. 69-83). A related article by Prof. Gooden (Virginia Tech.), “All Things Not Being Equal: Differences in Caseworker Support Toward Black and White Welfare Clients,” appeared in the Harvard J. of African American Public Policy (Vol. IV, 1998, pp. 23-33). Both report disparate negative treatment of black welfare clients by, respectively, employers and caseworkers. Available from us with a SASE. [917]

  • The Home Front: Implications of Welfare Reform for Housing Policy, ed. Sandra J. Newman 264 pp., 1999, $19.50), is available from Urban Inst. Press, 877/UIPRESS. [930]

  • "The Persistence of Poverty: Getting Beneath the Surface" is the theme of the Jan./Feb. 2000 Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty & Law. Among the 5 articles are: “The Importance of Issues at the Intersection of Housing & Welfare Reform for Legal Services Work,” by Barbara Sard; “A High Dive into a Water Glass? Serving the ‘Hard to Serve’ in Welfare-to-Work,” by John H. Bouman; “An Employment Law Agenda: A Road Map for Legal Services Advocates,” by Sharon Dietrich, Catherine Ruckelhaus, Jim Williams, Rick McHugh, Rachel Paster & Michele Palter. Contact the Natl. Ctr. on Poverty Law, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606-5013, 312/263-3830, admin@povertylaw.org. [926]

  • "Welfare Leavers, Medicaid Coverage & Private Health Insurance," by Bowen Garrett & John Holahan is a 5-page, March 2000 Urban Inst. report, available (free) from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [988]

  • What Did Welfare Reform Do to Medicaid in Your State & What Can You Do About It? is an Action Kit for Advocates, available (likely free) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030, info@familiesusa.org. [994]

  • "Windows of Opportunity - Strategies to Support Families Receiving Welfare & Other Low-Income Families in the Next Stage of Welfare Reform," by Eileen Sweeney & Liz Schott et al., is a Jan. 2000 report, available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, center@cbpp.org. [924]

March/April 2000

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  • "Living with Welfare Reform: A Survey of Low Income Families in Illinois," by Suzanne Armato, James Lewis & Tim Lohrentz (January 2000) based on a survey of 2100+ residents. On line at data.cued.uic.edu/cued/wtw_abstract.html. [1433]

  • Back to Shared Prosperity: The Growing Inequality of Wealth & Income in America ed. former Labor Sec. Ray Marshall, has been published by ME Sharpe. 38 chapters, by Edward Wolff, William J. Wilson, (PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd member) Heidi Hartmann, Lester Thurow. Ernesto Cortes, William Galston et al. [1434]

  • "Domestic Violence Victims in Transition from Welfare to Work: Barriers to Self-Sufficiency & the W-2 Response" is available (no price given) from the Inst. for Wisconsin’s Future, 1717 S. 12 St., #203, Milwaukee, WI 53204-9094; also on www:execpc.com/~iwf. [1430]

  • "Getting Down to Business - Matching Welfare Recipients’ Skills & the Education Needed for Better Jobs," by Anthony P. Carnevale & Donna M. Desrochers is available (free) from ETS Communication Services, Mail Stop 50-D, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541, 609/7334-5531. [1421]

  • "HUD Resources Usable for Employment, Trng., Support Services to Move from Welfare to Work" The Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities has produced an outline with this inf. 202/408-1080 or www.cbpp.org/1-6-00hous.htm. [1423]

  • "Minorities Off Welfare Get Few Jobs," by Sara Karp is a recent Chicago Reporter feature article on that city’s experience with TANF. Send us a SASE for a copy. [1422]

  • "My Children Come First: Welfare-Reliant Women’s Post-TNAF Views of Work-Family Tradeoffs, Neighborhoods & Marriage," by Kathryn Edin, Ellen K. Scott, Andrew S. London & Joan Mazelis a paper presented at a Northwestern Univ.-Univ. Chi. conf., is available from Prof. Edin, Dept. Soc., Univ. Penn., 3718 Locust Walk, Phila., PA 19104, 215/88-9633, kedin@pop.upenn.edu. [1420]

  • "Pulling Apart: A State-by-State Analysis of Income Trends" is a set of state-by-state fact sheets, produced by the Econ. Policy Inst. (1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810) & the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities (820 First St., NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080). Contact them for copies. [1427]

  • "TANF Sanctions" 3 recent HHS studies deal with this: “TANF - Improving the Effectiveness & Efficiency of Client Sanctions” (July 1999, OEI-09-98-00290); “TANF - Educating Clients About Sanctions” (Oct. 1999, OEI-09-98-00291); “TANF - Improving Client Sanction Notices” (Oct. 1999, OEI-09-98-00292). Available from SF reg. office, 415/437-7900 and on web. www.dhhs.gov/progorg/oei [1424]

  • Things You Should Know About TANF... While the Clock is Ticking is a new publication, from the Women’s Bureau of the Dept. of Labor, specifically dealing with DC, MD, PA, VA & WV. Available (likely free) from 215/596-1183 or (click on “Regional Inf.,” then click on “Region III” and scroll down to indiv. state repts.) at www.dol.gov/dol/wb [1425]

  • Washington’s New Poor Law: Welfare Reform & the Roads Not Taken, 1935-1998, by Gertrude S. Goldberg & Sheila D. Collins will be published by Apex Press this Spring. [1428]

  • "Welfare Balances After 3 Yrs. of TANF Block Grants: Unspent TANF Funds at the End of Fed. FY 1999," by Ed Lazere & “Windows of Opportunity: Strategies to Support Families Receiving Welfare & Other Low-Income Families in the Next Stage of Welfare Reform” are available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #520, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, center@cbpp.org. Contact them re ordering inf. [1431]

  • "Welfare Reform: Implementing DOT’s Access to Jobs Program in Its First Year" is a 16-page, Nov. 1999 GAO rpt. (GAO/RCED-00-14), available free from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1426]

  • "Working But Poor in NY: Improving the Econ. Situation of a Hard-Working but Ignored Population" is a July 1999 report, available (no price given) from the Fiscal Policy Inst., One Lear Jet Ln., Latham, NY 12110, 518/786-3156. [1429]

January/February 2000

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  • "Are the Steep Declines in Food Stamp Participation Linked to Falling Welfare Caseloads?," by Sheila R. Zedlewski & Sarah Brauner (5 pp., Nov. 1999) is available, free, from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1066]

  • "A Look at Potential Health-Related Barriers to Self-Sufficiency," by Richard Speiglman, Lynn Fujiwara, Jean Norris & Rex S. Green (August 1999) is a 46 pp. (+Apps.) report, available (possibly free) from Luann DeWitt, Alameda Cty. Social Services Agency, 510/268-2103. [1077]

  • "Evaluating Food Assistance Programs in an Era of Welfare Reform: Summary of a Workshop" (69 pp., 1999) is available (no price listed) from National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Lockbox 285, Wash., DC 20055, 800/624-6242; it is a joint report of the Board on Children, Youth & Families; the Comm. on Natl. Statistics; and the Food & Nutrition Board of the Inst. of Medicine & Natl. Research Council. On-line at www.nap.edu. [1064]

  • "A Welfare Reform-Homelessness-Foster Care Connection? The Story of ‘Lag Families’ & ‘Limbo Children’ in San Diego" is a Sept. 1999 report, available (no price listed) from Homes for the Homeless, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr, NYC, NY 10003, 212/529/5252, hn4061@handsnet.org. Falling welfare rolls are accompanied by massive increases in shelter applications and increased loss of children to foster care. [1109]

  • Beyond Asian American Poverty: Community Econ. Dev. Policies & Strategies, by Paul Ong (PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member) has been reprinted in a 1999 edition, with new material. Available from Leadership & Educ. for Asian Pacifics, 327 E. 2nd St., #226, LA, CA 90012, 213/485-1422. [1099]

  • "Building the Savings & Assets of Lower-Income Consumers: Examples from Comm. Dev. Credit Unions" is a 55-page, Fall 1999 report, available ($12 nonprofit/govt., $25 for-profit) from The Woodstock Inst., 407 S. Dearborn, Chicago, IL 60605, 312/427-8070, woodstck@wwa.com. They also have a publications list. [1104]

  • "Cracks in the System: Conversations with People Surviving Welfare Reform" is a 2-page summary of a full report, both available from the Loyola Univ. Chicago Ctr. for Urban Research & Learning, 820 N. Michigan Ave, 10th flr., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/915-7760. rdiab@luc.edu. It’s also on their webpage www.luc.edu/depts/curl. [1102]

  • "Designing Microenterprise Programs for Welfare Recipients" (8 pp., Nov. 1999) & “Developing Policies to Support Microenterprise in the TANF Structure: A Guide to the Law,” by Mark Greenberg (15 pp., Nov. 1999), are both available (likely free) from The Aspen Inst., One Dupont Circle, #700, Wash., DC 20036, 202/736-5800, fieldus@aspeninstitute.org. [1106]

  • "From Welfare to Work: Using HUD’s Programs to Help Families in Transition" profiles 25 promising initiatives. $5 from HUD USER, PO Box 6091, Rockville, MD 20849, 800/245-2691, huduser@aspensys.com. [1103]

  • "Justice Denied: A Closer Look at the State’s Fair Hearing Process for Mass. Families Subject to the Welfare Time Limit" is a Sept. 1999 Mass. Law Reform Inst. report, available (no price listed) from them, 99 Chauncy St., #500, Boston, MA 02111-1722, 617/357-0700. On their www.gbls.org. [1108]

  • "Poverty, Welfare & Children: A Summary of the Data" Contact them at 4301 Conn. Ave. NW, #100, Wash., DC 20008, 202/362-5580. An Oct. 1999 Child Trends Research Brief, is available on their www.childtrends/org/r_resbrief.cfm [1112]

  • "Promoting Participation: How to Increase Involvement in Welfare-to-Work Activities," by Gayle Hamilton & Susan Scrivener is a 99-page, Sept. 1999 “How-to Guide, available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [1100]

  • "Temporary Asst. for Needy Families (TANF) Program - Annual Report to Congress" from the US Dept. of Health & Human Services (Aug.1999), is on the web. www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/opre/director/htm [1113]

  • "The ABC Evaluation: Do Welfare Recipients’ Children Have a School Attendance Problem?.," by David Fein, Wang Lee & E. Christina Schofield is an Aug. 1999 study, available (Exec. Summary) from Abt Associates on their www.abtassociates.com. [1105]

  • Understanding How Change Occurs: Implementation Research in the TANF Era, by Ellen Winn is the 3-page, Nov. 1999 issue of The Forum, a quarterly publication of the Research Forum on Children, Families & the New Federalism. Likely free from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7132, info@researchforum.org. [1101]

November/December 1999

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  • "New Hope for People with Low Incomes: 2-Year Results of a Program to Reduce Poverty & Reform Welfare," by Johannes Bos, Aletha Huston, Robert Granger, Greg Duncan, Thomas Brock & Vonnie McLoyd (August 1999) is a 38-page, Exec. Summary of a Milwaukee program, available (likely free) the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [1511]

  • Upon Whom We Depend: The American Poverty System, by J. Gordon Chamberlain (190 pp., 1999) has been published by Peter Lang. $21 from the Poverty Coalition, PO Box 19532, Greensboro, NC 27419. [1519]

  • "A Shrinking Portion of the Safety Net: General Assistance from 1989 to 1998," by Jerome Gallagher (7 pp., Sept. 1999) is a report available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687. [1517]

  • "Concentrated Poverty: Causes, Effects & Solutions" is a 46-page, Sept. 1999 document, available (possibly free) from the Univ. of MN Inst. on Race & Poverty (headed by PRRAC Board member john powell), 415 Law Ctr., 229 19th Ave. S., Mpls., MN 55455, 612/625-8071, irp@tc.umn.edu. [1513]

  • "Extreme Child Poverty Rises Sharply in 1997" is a new analysis of Census data by the Children’s Defense Fund. Available at www.childrensdefense.org. [1521]

  • "Helping Families Achieve Self-Sufficiency" is a guide to funding services for children & families through TANF. A free copy is available by calling 202/401-5139; it can be downloaded from www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ofa/funds2.htm [1562]

  • "Housing & Welfare Reform: Strategic Intersections in Place-Based Strategies" is a compilation of essential resources from the Welfare Information Network. www.welfareinfo.org. [1577]

  • "Legacy of Neglect: The Impact of Welfare Reform on New York’s Homeless" is a 71-page, Aug. 1999 report, available (possibly free) from the Coal. for the Homeless, 25 Elk St., Lower Level, Albany, NY 12207, 518/436-5612. [1569]

  • Lives on the Line: American Families & the Struggle to Make Ends Meet, by Martha Shirk, Neil Bennett & Lawrence J. Aber has just been published by Westview Press. $24 from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, 212/304-7195. [1563]

  • "Poverty Ain’t What It Used to Be: The Case For & Consequences of Redefining Poverty" is available (no price listed) from the Johns Hopkins Inst. for Policy Studies, 410/516-7169. [1528]

  • "State & Local Approaches to Poverty in Washington, DC," by Joyce Malombe is a 15-page, 1999 paper, available, free, from the Woodrow Wilson Internatl. Ctr. for Scholars, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Penn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20004-3027, 202/691-4235, cusp@wwics.si.edu. [1512]

  • The Affordable Housing & Welfare Reform Listserv is a project of the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities. To subscribe, send an email to majordom@lists.cbpp.org that reads “subscribehousingwelfare.” [1575]

  • "The Canadian Self-Sufficiency Project" is the subject of two May 1999 studies available (likely free) from The Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. (16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200): “When Financial Work Incentives Pay for Themselves,” by Charles Michaelopoulos, Philip Robins & David Card (11 pp.) and “Does SSP Plus Increase Employment?,” by Gail Quets, Philip Robins, Elsie Pan, Charles Michaelopoulos & David Card. [1515]

  • "The Initial Impacts of Welfare Reform on the Incomes of Single-Mother Families," by Wendell Primus, Lynette Rawlings, Kathy Larin & Kathryn Porter (70 pp., Aug. 1999) is a report available (by subscription) from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #520, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, center@cbpp.org. [1523]

  • "The State of Race & Poverty in the Met. Area of Chicago: Chaos or Community?" (12 pp., 1998) report prepared by the Comm. Renewal Society. Possibly free, from the Society, 332 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60604-4306, 312/427-4830. [1505]

  • "Welfare Reform: Assessing the Effectiveness of Various Welfare-to-Work Approaches" is a Sept. 1999 GAO report. Free copies from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000; can be downloaded at www.gao.gov/new.items/newtitle.htm. [1526]

  • "Work Activity & Obstacles to Work among TANF Recipients," by Sheila R. Zedlewski is a 5-page, Sept. 1999 document, available (free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1527]

September/October 1999

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  • "The Los Angeles Jobs-First GAIN Evaluation: First-Year Findings on Participation Patterns & Impact," by Stephen Freedman, Marisa Mitchell & David Narvarro (34 pp., June 1999) is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016. 212/532-3200. [1623]

  • "Making Welfare Reform Work Better: How Diverse Organizations Worked to Improve Their States’ Welfare Policies," by Phyllis Burlingame (102 pp., May 1999) is a jt. pub. of the Ctr. for Comm. Change, Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities & Ctr. for Law & Soc. Policy. Like free, from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0594. [1545]

  • "The Family Transition Program: Implementation & 3-Year Impacts of Florida’s Initial Time-Limited Welfare Prog.," by Dan Bloom, Mary Farrell, James J. Kemple & Nandita Verma (29 pp., April 1999) is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [1589]

  • "Welfare Time Limits: An Interim Report Card," by Dan Bloom (78 pp., April 1999) is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [1535]

  • Worlds Apart: Why Poverty Persists in Rural America, by Cynthia M. Duncan (235 pp., 1999) has been published by Yale Univ. Press ($19.25). Robert Coles wrote the Foreword. Chapters deal with communities in Appalachia’s coal fields, the Mississippi Delta & Northern New England. [1531]

  • "49 Million Americans Had Difficulty Satisfying Basic Needs in 1995" according to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income & Program Participation. Included are households that failed to make mortgage or rent payments, failed to pay utility bills and/or had services shut off, did not get enough to eat, were unable to visit a doctor or dentist when necessary, or otherwise could not meet basic expenses. Over half the 49 million persons experienced more than one of these problems. The report is at www.census.gov/prod/99pubs/p70-67.pdf. [1594]

  • "A Call to Context: The Professional Challenges of Cause Lawyering at the Intersection of Race, Space & Poverty," by John O. Calmore appeared in the April 1999 Fordham Law Review. Reprints of the 31-page article may be available from Prof. Calmore, UNC School of Law, CB#3380, Van Hecke-Wettach Hall, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380, 919/962-8323, jcalmore@email.unc.edu. The article appears in a symposium FLR issue, “Conference on the Delivery of Legal Services to Low-Income Persons: Professional & Ethical Issues.” [1525]

  • "A Closer Look at the Thousands of Families Losing Benefits under the Mass. Time Limit [2nd rpt]" from the Mass. Law Reform Inst., is available from 617/357-0700, x328 or 329; also online, click on “Welfare & Employment,” then on “Welfare Time Limit Background.” www.gbls.org [1598]

  • "Big Cities & Welfare Reform: Early Implementation & Ethnographic Findings from the Project on Devolution & Urban Change," by Janet Quint, Kathryn Edin, Maria L. Buck, Barbara Fink, Yolanda C. Padilla, Olis Simmons-Hewitt & Mary Eustace Valmont is a 26-page, April 1999 report, available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [1542]

  • "Children & Welfare Reform: A Guide to Evaluating the Effects of State Welfare Reform Policies on Children" is available, free, from Child Trends, 4301 Conn. Ave. NW, #100, Wash., DC 20008, 202/362-5580. [1591]

  • Community Action Digest: A Journal Dedicated to Fighting Poverty in America has been inaugurated by the Natl. Assn. of Comm. Action Agencies. Subs. to the 3x/yr. journal are $20, from NACAA, 1100 17th St. NW, #500, Wash., DC 20036, 202/265-7546, info@nacaa.org. The Spring 1999 Issue #1 has articles on asset building, livable wages, farmworkers, child care, TANF, youth employment and other subjects. [1549]

  • "Designing & Administering a Wage-Paying Community Service Employment Prog. Under TANF: Some Considerations & Choices" is available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [1593]

  • "Getting Down to Business: Matching Welfare Recipients’ Skills to Jobs That Train," by Anthony P. Carnevale & Donna M. Desrochers is available in a 37-page, 1999 Exec. Summary from Educ. Testing Service, Mail Stop 50-D, Rosedale Rd., Princeton, NJ 08541. Free. [1540]

  • "How Families That Left Welfare Are Doing: A National Picture," by Pamela Loprest is a 5-page, Aug. 1999 report, available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037. 202/261-5687, paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1550]

  • Impact of Welfare Reform on Housing Stability & Homelessness A new issue of “Welfare Reform News” from the Inst. for Women’s Policy Research (headed by PRRAC Soc. Sci. Adv. Bd. member Heidi Hartmann) deals with this subject. Phone them at 202/785-5100 or on their www.iwpr.org/WRNN10.html [1595]

  • "New Hope for People with Low Incomes: 2-Yr. Results of a Program to Reduce Poverty & Reform Welfare" is the 2nd rpt. evaluating Milwaukee’s New Hope Project. Available from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp. website (and maybe in hard copy form): 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. www.mrdc.org [1597]

  • "Patchwork Policies: State Assistance for Immigrants Under Welfare Reform" is available on The Urban Institute’s webpage. www.urban.org. [1653]

  • Rethinking Income Support for the Working Poor: Perspectives on Unemployment Insurance, Welfare & Work is a new book from the Natl. Governors’ Assn. Ctr. for Best Practices. $30+s/h from 301/498-3738. [1538]

  • "State Workforce Policy Initiatives" (Winter 1999) is available ($5) from Public/Private Ventures, 2005 Market St., #900, Phila., PA 19103. [1596]

  • "Steps to Success: Helping Women with Alcohol & Drug Problems Move from Welfare to Work" a Legal Action Ctr. report profiling 20 alcohol & drug treatment progs. in 7 states, is available (free) from Michelle Lewis, 202/544-5712 (fax), michelle@lac-dc.org. [1628]

  • "Supplementary Security Income: Progress Made in Implementing Welfare Reform Changes; More Action Needed" is a 20-page, June 1999 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-99-103), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1602]

  • "The ABC Evaluation - Carrying & Using the Stick: Financial Sanctions in Delaware’s A Better Chance Prog.," by David Fein & Wang Lee is available from Abt Associates, 55 Wheeler St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/492-7100 and online. www.abtassociates.com. [1599]

  • "The Realities of Poverty in Delaware" (18 pp., Summer 1999 update) is a special issue of The Housing Journal, published by the Delaware Housing Coal., PO Box 1633, Dover, DE 19903-1663, 302/678-2286, dhc@housingforall.org. No price listed. [1590]

  • "Welfare Reform: Information on Former Recipients’ Status" is a 48-page, April 1999 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-99-48), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1601]

  • "Welfare Reform: Public Assistance Benefits Provided to Recently Naturalized Citizens" is a 27-page, June 1999 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-99-102), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1603]

  • "Young Children in Poverty: A Statistical Update" is available from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032, 212/927-8793, and online at http://cpmcnet.columbia.edu/dept/nccp. The July issue of the NCCP’s periodical The Forum has several articles exploring the potential effects of welfare reform on children — on line, go to Forum Publications. www.researchforum.org [1600]

July/August 1999

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  • "Now Is the Time: Places Left Behind in the New Economy" (80 pp., April 1999) is available, free, from HUD USER, 800/245-2691, huduser@aspensys.com. [1160]

  • "Diversion as Work-Oriented Welfare Reform Strategy & Its Effect on Access to Medicaid: An Examination of the Experiences of 5 Local Communities - Executive Summary," by Kathleen Maloy, LaDonna Pavetti, Julie Darnell & Peter Shin (March 1999) is available (as is the full report) from Kyle Anne Kenney at the George Washington Univ. Med. Ctr., 202/530-2337, ihokak@gwumc.edu. [1156]

  • "From War on Poverty to War on Welfare: The Impact of Welfare Reform on the Lives of Immigrant Women" (1999) is available in 24-page Exec. Summary form ($2) from Equal Rights Advocates, 1663 Mission St., #550, SF, CA 94103, 415/621-0672, info@equalrights.org. The full report & survey findings are $10, or can be downloaded online. The survey interviews 75 Mexican-American and 75 Vietnamese-American women who receive welfare in Santa Clara County to learn how they were coping under California’s new “welfare-to-work” program. www.equalrights.org [1159]

  • The Home Front: Implications of Welfare Reform for Housing Policy, ed. Sandra J. Newman (1999) is available ($19.50) from The Urban Inst., 877/UIPRESS [1380]

  • "Prosperity & Poverty in the New Economy: A Report on the Social & Econ. Status of Working People in San Diego County," by Enrico Marcelli & Pascale Joassart (85 pp., December 1998) is available ($15) from the Ctr. on Policy Initiatives, 4004 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92111, 619/277-4538, centerpolicy@igc.org. [1178]

  • "Chaos or Community: The State of Race & Poverty in the Met. Area of Chicago" (12 pp., May 1998) is available (no price listed) form the Comm. Renewal Soc., 332 S. Michigan Ave., #500, Chicago, IL 60604-4306, 312/427-4830. [1148]

  • Assessing the New Federalism an Urban Inst. project, has 3 new studies, available on their website: “Blockgranting Welfare: The Fiscal Impact on the States,” by Rudy Penner; “Where Are They Now? What State Studies of Welfare Leavers Tell Us,” by Sarah Brauner; “Patchwork Policies: State Assistance for Immigrants under Welfare Reform,” by Wendy Zimmerman & Karen Tumlin. www.urban.org [1154]

  • "Challenging Conventional Wisdom about the Inner-City Poor" is a 4-page Russell Sage Foundation News (No. 4, 1999) about Katherine Newman’s new book, No Shame in My Game: The Working Poor in the Inner City, along with a short interview with Newman. Likely free from the Foundation, 112 E. 64 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/750-6000, pubs@rsage.org. [1155]

  • "Losing Health Insurance: The Unintended Consequences of Welfare Reform" is a 45-page, May 1999 report, available ($15) from Families USA, 1334 G St. NW, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-3030, info@familiesusa.org. www.familiesusa.org [1307]

  • "Overworked & Underserved: A Report on the Status of the Illinois TANF Program for Caseworkers & Clients" is a Jan. 1999 report, available (likely free) from Marie Monrad, AFSCME Public Policy Dept., 1625 L St. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/429-1000. [1162]

  • "States’ Experience in Providing Employment Assistance to TANF Clients" is a 136-page, Feb. 1999 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-99-22), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1181]

  • "System Failure: Mayor Giuliani’s Welfare System is Hostile to Poor & Immigrant New Yorkers" documents results of a survey of over 700 welfare recipients, revealing that Spanish-speaking clients, among other problems, have difficulty communicating with their workers because of the city’s failure to provide adequate translation services. Available (no price given) from Make the Road by Walking, 301 Grove St., Bklyn., NY 11237, 718/418-7690 [1382]

  • "The Basic Skills of Welfare Recipients: Implications for Welfare Reform" is a 1999 report from the Public Policy Inst. of Calif. www.ppic.org/#ppic118 [1182]

  • "The Likelihood of Poverty across the American Adult Life Span," by Mark Rank & Thomas Hirschl appeared in the May 1999 issue of Social Work. Its mind-opening conclusion: “On average, 60% of all American adults will experience at least one year of living below the poverty line, whereas one-third will experience dire poverty.” Lifetime incidence, rather than single-point-in-time snapshots, of social problems is obviously an important dimension — a study of homelessness in the 1994 Am. J. Public Health reported the sometime in their life 13.5 million Americans had experienced literal homelessness, 26 million some type of homelessness (living with friends or relatives). Reprints of the Rank-Hirschl study are available from the Natl. Assn. of Social Wkrs., 750 First St. NE, #700, Wash., DC 20002-4241, 202/336-8228. [1184]

  • "The Secret Truth About Race & Welfare" is an article in the Spring 1999 GRIPP [Grass Root Innovative Policy Program] News & Notes. It’s an interview with Dr. Susan Tinsley Gooden of Virginia Tech. U. on her report, “Race & Welfare - Examining Racial Differences in Employment Status Among Welfare Recipients.” GRIPP is at 145 W. Campbell Ave., #314, Roanoke, VA 24011, 540/857-3088, gripp@arc.org. The interview and an Exec. Summary of the GRIPP report are online. www.arc.org./gripp [1150]

  • "The Use of Sanctions Under TANF," by Jon Kaplan appeared in the April 1999 Issue Notes, available from the Welfare Inf. Network, 1000 Vermont Ave. NW, #600, Wash., DC 20005, 202/628-5790, welfareinfo@welfareinfo.org. www.welfareinfo.org [1186]

  • "Welfare Reform - Status of Awards & Selected States’ Use of Welfare-to-Work Grants" is a Feb. 1999 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-99-40), available, free from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1189]

  • "Welfare Reform: Few States Are Likely to Use the Simplified Food Stamp Program" is a 47-page, Jan. 1999 GAO report (GAO/RCED-93-43), available (free) from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1187]

  • "Welfare Reform: Implementing DOT’s Access to Jobs Program" is an 18-page, Dec. 1998 GAO report (GAO/RCED-99-36), available, free, from US GAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1188]

  • "What Will the States Do When Jobs Are Not Plentiful? Policy & Implementation Challenges," by LaDonna Pavetti is a Feb. 1999 working paper, available (possibly free) from Mathematica Policy Research, PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08543-2293, 609/799-3535. Available online. www.jcpr.org/pavetti.html [1249]

May/June 1999

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  • A New Introduction to Poverty: The Role of Race, Power & Politics, eds. Louis Kushnick & James Jennings (330 pp., 1999) has just been published by NYU Press, 70 Wash. Sq. S., NYC, NY 10012-1091, 800/996-NYUP. $22.50. Among the authors of the 17 essays: Michael Katz, Rebecca Morales, Raymond Franklin, Mimi Abramovitz, Bonnie Thornton Dill, Marlene Kim, Barbara Ransby. [1246]

  • "Shifting Fortunes: The Perils of the Growing American Wealth Gap," by Chuck Collins, Betsy Leondar-Wright & Holly Sklar (94 pp., 1999) is available ($6.95) from United for a Fair Economy, 37 Temple Place, 5th flr., Boston, MA 02111, 617/423-2148, E-mail: STW@STW.ORG. [1231]

  • "Collaborating to Reduce Poverty: City Halls & Comm.-Based Orgs. Working Together to Revitalize Neighborhoods," by Michael Rich, Michael Giles & Emily Stern (98 pp., Dec. 1998) is available (no price listed) from the Natl. League of Cities, 1301 Penn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20004-1763, 202/626-3030. [1241]

  • "Prosperity & Poverty in the New Economy: A Report on the Social & Econ. Status of Working People in San Diego County," by Enrico Marcelli & Pascale Joassart (85 pp., Dec. 1998) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Policy Initiatives, 4004 Kearny Mesa Rd., San Diego, CA 92111, 619/277-4538, E-mail: centerpolicy@igc.org. [1263]

  • "Is Poverty the Cause of Poor Performance of Black Students on Basic Standards Examination? An Analysis of the 1996 Minn. Basic Standards Test Data," by Samuel L. Myers, Jr. & Cheryl Mandela (April 1998) is a 23-page + Tables paper presented at the AERA Annual Meeting. Available (likely free) from Prof. Myers, Roy Wilkins Ctr., Univ. of MN, 301 19th Ave. S., Mpls., MN 55455, 612/625-9821. Also available: “Analysis of the 1996 Minn. Basic Standards Test Data” (29 pp. + Tables, March 1997). [1278]

  • Persistent Disparity: Race & Econ. Inequality in the US Since 1945, by William A. Darity, Jr. & Samuel L. Myers, Jr. (191 pp., 1998) has been published by Edward Elgar Pub. Co., 6 Market St., Northampton, MA 01060. [1173]

  • "Ancillary Services to Support Welfare to Work," by Amy Johnson & Alicia Meckstroth is a June 1998 report, available ($25.50) from Mathematica Policy Research, PO Box 2393, Princeton, NJ 08643-2393, 609/799-3535. It’s also on the web. aspe.hhs.gov/hsp/isp/ancillary/front.htm. [1261]

  • "Child Support an Uncertain Income Supplement for Families Leaving Welfare" is an Aug. 1998 GAO Report (GAO/HEHS-98-168), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1258]

  • "Closer Look at the Mass. Families Hitting the TAFDC Two-Year Clock" is a Feb. 1999 report, available from the Mass. Law Reform Inst., 99 Chauncy St., #500, Boston, MA 02111-1703, 617/357-0700, x328, E-mail: pbaker@gbls.org. [1254]

  • "Conversations with 65 Families: A Look at the Impacts of Federal Devolution & Welfare Reform on Seattle Families" is a March 1998 report, available from Sandra Clark, Dept. of Housing & Human Services, 618 2nd Ave., 6th flr., Seattle, WA 98104-2232, 206/684-0918, E-mail: sandra.clark@ci.seattle.wa.us. [1253]

  • "Domestic Violence - Prevalence & Implications for Employment Among Welfare Recipients" is a Nov. 1998 GAO report (GAO/HEHE-99-12), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. GAO reports are also on their www.gao.gov. [1314]

  • "From Welfare to Worse?" documents the impact of welfare reform on children & families in Chicago’s Rogers Park, Edgewater & Uptown neighborhoods. Available free (as is an earlier report, “Unraveling the Safety Net: 1997 & Welfare Reform”) from the Ctr. for Urban Research & Learning, Loyola Univ., 820 N. Michigan Ave., 10th flr., Chicago, IL 60611-2196, 312/915-7760. [1237]

  • "Guess Who Pays for Workfare?," by Robert Solow appeared in the Nov. 5, 1998, issue of the NY Review of Books. Available on their www.nybooks.com.nyrev/WWWfeatdisplay.cgi?1998110527F. [1264]

  • "Hidden Hunger: Fragile Futures" is a study showing hidden hunger among working families. Available from Project Bread, 617/723-5000, E-mail: info@proojectbread.org. [1193]

  • "Impact of Welfare Reform on Developments Financed by the Mass. Housing Finance Agency" is a 35-page (+ Apps.), Jan. 1999 report, available (likely free) from the Agency, One Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108, 617/854-1841. 5-page exec. summary also available and is on the web at www.mhfa.com/welfare.pdf. [1250]

  • "Implementation of Welfare Reform in NY State: A Status Report" is available (likely free) from State Comptroller H. Carl McCall, 518/474-4015, E-mail: press@osc.state.ny.us. [1256]

  • "Income Support & Social Services for Low-Income People in Colorado," by Nancy Pindus, Randy Capps, Amy-Ellen Duke & Karin Malm is a 9-page, April 1999 report, available (free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1236]

  • "Indicators of Welfare Dependency: Annual Report to Congress, Oct. 1998" is available (free) from the Office of Human Services Policy, Humphrey Bldg., 200 Independence Ave. SW, Rm. 410E, Wash., DC 20201, 202/690-7409. [1244]

  • "Job Retention & Advancement Among Welfare Recipients: Challenges & Opportunities" a research synthesis prepared by The Lewin Group for the HHS Adm. for Chn. & Families, is available on the web. www.lewin.com/ae/HS%20web%20pub_%20job%20ret.DOC. [1308]

  • Laughing Stock: A Humor Sourcebook for Economic Fairness is a 48-page, 1999 compendium of public domain cartoons, graphics & quotes for use in organizing & educ. materials. Available (possibly free) from United for a Fair Economy, 37 Temple Pl., Boston, MA 02111, 617/423-2148, stw@stw.org. They also have available their 1998 Program Report/1999 Program Objectives; and they publish a good quarterly newsletter, Too Much. [1248]

  • "Outline of How Federal Housing Programs Can Help Provide Employment & Training Opps. & Support Services to Current & Former Welfare Recipients," by Barbara Sard is a Dec. 1998 publication, available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, E-mail:center@center.cbpp.org. [1252]

  • "Pennsylvania Families After Welfare Reform" is available ($3) from the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry in PA, 15 S. 4th St., Harrisburg, PA 17101-2202, 717/232-9128, E-mail: lamp@paonline.com. [1239]

  • "Preventing Discrimination - A Guide for Caseworkers & Others Helping Welfare Recipients Enter the Workforce" is a 4-page guide available (possibly free) from the Natl. Partnership for Women & Families, 1875 Conn. Ave. NW, #710, Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-2600, E-mail: info@nationalpartnership.org [1301]

  • "Private Profits, Public Needs: The Administration of W-2 in Milwaukee" is an Oct. 1998 report, available from AFSCME, 1625 L St. NW, Wash., DC 20036-5687, 202/429-1293. [1260]

  • "State Welfare-to-Work Policies for People with Disabilities: Changes Since Welfare Reform" is an HHS report, available (free) from Joyce Brown-Moore, 202/690-6443; it’s on their www.urban.org. [1257]

  • The 1999 Earned Income Credit Campaign Kit is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, E-mail: center@center.cbpp.org. [1243]

  • "The Marketization of Welfare," by Jared Bernstein is a 9-page (+ tables) Nov. 1998 paper, written for a Michigan League for Human Services conf. Available (possibly free) from the author, Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [1255]

  • "The State of Welfare Caseloads in America’s Cities: 1999" is an 8-page, Feb. 1999 report, available (likely free) from the Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6139. [1228]

  • The Women’s Assn. for Women’s Alternatives a statewide Penn. org., conducted focus groups on the impact of welfare reform. Available from New Voices in Welfare Reform, 610/543-5022. [1259]

  • "Welfare As We Know It Now: What NY’s New Welfare Laws Mean for People with Criminal Records, Substance Abuse History & HIV/AIDS" is a manual, available from the Legal Action Ctr., 153 Waverly Pl., NYC, NY 10014, 212/243-1313, E-mail: lacinfo@lac.org. [1192]

  • "Welfare Reform in NY" is a Jan. 1999 report of The Task Force for Sensible Welfare Reform, available (possibly free) from the Milano Grad. School. of Mgt. & Urban Policy, New School Univ., 66 Fifth Ave., 7th flr., NYC, NY 10011, 212/229-5400. [1240]

  • "Welfare to What: Early Findings on Family Hardship & Well-Being," by Arloc Sherman, Cheryl Amey, Barbara Duffield, Nancy Ebb & Deborah Weinstein is a 68-page, Nov. 1998 report from The Children’s Defense Fund & Natl. Coal. for the Homeless. Available (possibly free) from Deborah Weinstein at CDF, 25 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/662-3565, E-mail: cdfmonitor@childrensdefense.org. [1234]

  • "Welfare-to-Work: Is It Working? A Case for Public Job Creation," by Andrew Stettner is available (possibly free) from Community Voices Heard, 173 E. 116 St., NYC, NY 10029, 212/860-6001, E-mail: cvhaction@earthlink.net. Can be downloaded from their home.earthlink.net/-cvhaction. [1262]

March/April 1999

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  • "Federal Budget Rules: How the Basics Apply to Low-Income Programs," by Shirley Ruhe (9 pp., January 1999) is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1746]

  • Locked in the Poorhouse: Cities, Race & Poverty in the US, by Fred Harris & Lynn A. Curtis (188 pp., 1999) has just been published by Rowman & Littlefield, 800/462-6420 ($24.95). Contributors include Elliott Currie, Paul Jargowsky, William Julius Wilson, PRRAC Board member William L. Taylor & PRRAC Social Sci. Adv. Bd. member Gary Sandefur. [1674]

  • Locked in the Poorhouse: Cities, Race & Poverty in the US, eds. Fred Harris & Lynn A. Curtis (188 pp., 1999) has just been published by Rowman & Littlefield, 800/462-6420 ($24.95). Contributors include Elliott Currie, Paul Jargowsky, William Julius Wilson, PRRAC Board member William L. Taylor & PRRAC Social Sci. Adv. Bd. member Gary Sandefur. [1689]

  • "Building Opportunities, Enforcing Obligations: Implementation & Interim Impacts of Parents’ Fair Share," by Fred Doolittle, Virginia Knox, Cynthia Miller & Sharon Rowser (36 pp., December 1998) is available (possibly free) from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [1702]

  • "Cash Assistance in Transition: The Story of 13 States," by Sheila R. Zedlewski, Pamela Holcomb & Amy-Ellen Duke (51 pp., December 1998) s available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1697]

  • "Does Work Pay? A Summary of the Work Incentives Under TANF," by Norma Coe, Gregory Acs, Robert I. Lerman & Keith Watson (7 pp., December 1998) is available, likely free, from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1766]

  • "Welfare Reform & Interstate Welfare Competition: Theory & Evidence," by Jan Brueckner (31 pp., December 1998) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1675]

  • "Welfare Reform & Interstate Welfare Competition: Theory & Evidence," by Jan Brueckner (31 pp., December 1998) s available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1692]

  • "Welfare Reform: Effect on HUD’s Housing Subsidies Is Difficult to Estimate" (27 pp., December 1998) is available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1717]

  • "Welfare Reform: Implementing DOT’s Access to Jobs Program" (18 pp., December 1998) is available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1764]

  • "Michigan’s Families: Poor, Despite Work," by Sharon Parks (35 pp., November 1998) & “Economic Self-Sufficiency: A Michigan Benchmark” (16 pp., April 1998) are available($10 for the former, latter appears to be free) from the Mich. League for Human Services, 300 N. Washington Sq., #401, Lansing, MI 48933-1299, 517/487-5436, E-mail: hn0809@handsnet.org. [1768]

  • "Portraits of the Safety Net: The Market, Policy Environment & Safety Net Response," by Stephen Norton & Debra Lipson (39 pp., November 1998) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1767]

  • "Welfare to What: Early Findings on Family Hardship & Well-Being," by Arloc Sherman, Cheryl Amey, Barbara Duffield, Nancy Ebb & Deborah Weinstein (68 pp., November 1998) is available (possibly free), from the Children’s Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787, E-mail: cdfmonitor@childrensdefense.org. A 4-page summary is also available. [1719]

  • "State Investments in Work Participation: Meeting the Promise of Welfare to Work," by Sandra H. Venner (August 1998) is available from the Ctr. on Hunger & Poverty, Tufts Univ., Medford, MA 02155, 617/627-3956. [1738]

  • "Income Support & Social Services for Low-Income People in Minnesota," by Martha R. Burt, Rob Green & Amy-Ellen Duke (6 pp., July 1998) is available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/857-8687. E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1765]

  • "Profile of Anti-Drug Law Enforcement in Urban Poverty Areas in Massachusetts," by William Brownsberger (99 pp., November 1997) is available (possibly free) from Vanessa Bigelow, Burness Communications, 7910 Woodmont Ave., #1340, Bethesda, MD 20814-3015. The study, using geographic mapping techniques, shows that over 60% of those incarcerated for drug offenses in Mass. have no criminal records & are primarily African-Americans & Hispanics living in poverty areas. The Hispanic admission rate for drug offenses is 81 times higher than the white rate, the black rate 39 times higher than the white rate. Other finding: state prison sentences for drugs compare to or exceed sentences for serious violent crimes like voluntary manslaughter or armed robbery. [1769]

  • "Individual Responsibility Agreements & TANF Family Life Obligations," by Jodie Levin-Epstein is available ($20) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [1740]

  • "Knocking at Labor’s Door: Workfare Workers Organize," by Vanessa Tait appeared in the Fall/Winter issue of New Labor Forum, available from the Labor Resource Ctr., Queens College, CUNY, 25 W. 43 St., 19th flr., NYC, NY 10036. [1727]

  • "Leaving Welfare: Findings from a Survey of Former NYC Welfare Recipients," by Andrew Bush, Swati Desai & Lawrence Mead is a Sept. 1998 report available from the Human Resource Adm., 180 Water St., NYC, NY 10038 [1735]

  • "Milwaukee: Homelessness, Hardship Loom for Families" is a Nov. 1998 W-2 Community Impact study by Milwaukee Women & Poverty Public Education Initiative, under contact to the Milwaukee Board of Supervisors. Available from Jean Verber, MW&PPEI, 3782 N. 12 St., Milwaukee, WI 53206, 414/265-3925. [1723]

  • "Sanctions in Montana: What Are So Many Families Sanctioned?" is a Oct. 1998 report from Montana People’s Action, 1316 Howell St., Missoula, MT 59802-2328, 888/290-5711; it’s also available on the Welfare Law Ctr.’s LINC Project website: www.lincproject.org. [1725]

  • "The Clients’ Perspective on Welfare Reform in Conn." is a 6 pp. + Apps., March 1998 report by the Welfare Research Group; contact Dr. Marcia Bok, 193 Girard Ave., Hartford, CT 06105, 860/232-2473. [1673]

  • "Welfare in Transition: Consequences for Women, Families & Communities," by Lisa Dodson, Pamela Joshi & Davida McDonald is a Oct. 1998 study, available ($5) from the Radcliffe Public Policy Inst., 69 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/496-3478; available also on their website: www.radcliffe.edu/pubpol. [1730]

  • "Welfare Reform Revisited: Implementation in NYC" is a Sept. 1998 report, available from the Independent Budget Office, 110 William St., 14th flr., NYC, NY 10038, 212/442-0632, E-mail: IBO1@interport.net. [1733]

  • "Welfare-Medicaid Links: What Every Welfare Advocacy Should Know About Medicaid" is a 2-page, 1999 fact sheet, available (free) from Families USA, 800/593-5041, ext. 3634, E-mail: rklein@familiesusa.org. [1745]

January/February 1999

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  • "Income Support & Social Services for Low-Income People in California," by Rob Green, Wendy Zimmerman, Toby Douglas, Sheila R. Zedlewski & Shelley Waters (7 pp., Nov. 1998) report, available, free, from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1338]

  • "Child Care Assistance under Welfare Reform: Early Responses by the States," by Sharon Long, Gretchen Kirby, Robin Kurka & Shelley Waters (21 pp., Sept. 1998) is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [1340]

  • "Saving Social Security in 3 Steps," by Dean Baker (n.d. [1998]) is a 22-page Briefing Paper, available (no price listed) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [1341]

  • "Working Hard, Earning Less: A 1998 National Report" (24 pp., 1998) a National Priorities Project/Jobs with Justice collaborative effort, is available ($9.20) from NPP, 17 New South St., #301, Northampton, MA 01060, 413/584-9556, E-mail: info@natprior.org or JwJ, 501 3rd St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/434-1106, E-mail: fazcarate@cwa.union.org. The report establishes a state-by-state standard living wage, documents jobs with most growth & projected wages 1994-2005, occupations with most growth that do not pay a living wage. Indiv. state reports are $4 and also are available on their www.natprior.org. [1366]

  • "Average Family Income by Educational Attainment of Householder, 1997" is a compelling bar chart produced by that good publication, Post-secondary Education Opportunity, PO Box 415, Oskaloosa, IA 52577-0415, 515/673-3401. [1355]

  • "Income Support & Social Services for Low-Income People in Mass.," by Gretchen Kirby, LaDonna Pavetti, Karen Maguire & Rebecca Clark is a 5-page, Sept. 1998, report, available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687. [1343]

  • "The Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: A New Link in the Welfare Reform Chain," by Demetra Smith Nightingale & Kathleen Brennan is a 7-page, Sept. 1998 report, available (free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687. [1344]

  • "Welfare Reform & Its Impact in the Nation & in NYC," by Timothy J. Casey is available (no price given) from the author, Advocacy & Research Dept., Fed. of Protestant Welfare Agencies, 281 Park Ave. S., NYC, NY 19919, 212/777-4800, E-mail: HN6281@handsnet.org. [1339]

  • "Welfare Reform: Early Fiscal Effects on the TANF Block Grant" a Aug. 1998 GAO report (GAO/AIMD-98-137), is available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1342]

November/December 1998

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  • "Income Support & Social Services for Low-Income People in Alabama," by Sandra J. Clark, Sharon Long, Krista Olson & Caroline Ratcliffe (7 pp., Aug. 1998) "Income Support & Social Services for Low-Income People in Michigan," by Kristin Seefeldt, LaDonna Pavetti, Karen Maguire, & Gretchen Kirby (7pp., Sept. 1998); "Income Support & Social Services for Low-Income People in Washington," by Sharon K. Long, Sandra J. Clark, Caroline Ratcliffe & Kirsta Olson (7 pp., Sept. 1998) are reports available (free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St., NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202/261-5687. [2270]

  • "Business Partnerships: How to Involve Employers in Welfare Reform," by Amy Brown, Maria L. Buck & Erik Skinner (103 pp. June 1998.) Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200 [2177]

  • "Welfare Reform Implementation: Participants' Perspectives," by Kathryn S. Tucker, Laura Applebaum, Peggy Cuciti & Jean East (Feb. 1998) is available (no price given) from the All Families Deserve a Chance (AFDC) Coal., 2525 W. Alameda Ave., PO Box 19020, Denver, CO 80219, 303/742-0828. [2152]

  • "Poverty Matters: The Cost of Child Poverty in America," by Arloc Sherman (43 pp., 1997) is available ($6.95) from the Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202/662-3510. [2150]

  • "Financial Incentives Can Be Key to Moving Families Off Welfare & Raising Incomes, Research Reveals," by Ellen C. Berrey is the 4 page Sept. 1998 issue of The Forum, available (likely free) from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7132, email: info@researchforum.org. [2263]

  • "Welfare Reform: Transportation's Role in Moving from Welfare to Work" is a 23 page, May 1998 GAO report (GAO/RCED-98-161), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Washington, DC, 20013, 202/512-6000. [2279]

September/October 1998

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  • "Barriers to Work: The Spatial Divide Between Jobs & Welfare Recipients in Metropolitan Areas," by Margaret Pugh (49 pp., Sept. 1998) is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy at the Brookings Inst., 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6139. [1915]

  • "Barriers to Work: The Spatial Divide Between Jobs & Welfare Recipients in Metropolitan Areas," by Margaret Pugh (49 pp. is available and possibly free, Sept. 1998) Center on Urban & Metropolitan Policy at the Brookings Institute, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036-2188, 202/797-6139. [2175]

  • "Conversations with 65 Families: A look at the impacts of federal devolution & welfare reform on Seattle families" is available from Sandra Clark at the Seattle Dept. of Hsng. & Human Services, 206/684-0518. sandra.clark@ci.seattle [1919]

  • "Does Work Pay? An Analysis of the Work Incentives under TANF," by Gregory Acs, Norma Coe, Keith Watson & Robert I. Lerman (54 pp., July 1998) is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200. paffairs@ui.urban.org [1920]

  • "Impact of Welfare Reform/Comm.-based Recommendations in Michigan" is the subject of a report from the Michigan Assemblies Proj., 313/822-2055. [1922]

  • "Income Support & Social Services for Low-Income People in Texas," by Nancy Pindus, Randy Capps, Jerome Gallagher, Linda Giannarelli, Milda Saunders & Robin Smith is a 7-page, Aug. 1998 publication of the Urban Inst's New Federalism project. Available (likely free) from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687. paffairs@ui.urban.org [1923]

  • Making Child Welfare Reform Work: How the R.C. Lawsuit Forged New Partnerships to Protect Children & Sustain Families is a new book describing how Alabama's child welfare bureaucracy was transformed via a lawsuit settlement. $16.50 from the Bazelon Ctr. for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th St. NW, #1212, Wash., DC 20005-5002, 202/467-5730. hn1660@handsnet.org [1929]

  • "Welfare Reform: States are Restructuring Programs to Reduce Welfare Dependence" is a GAO report (GAOl HEHS-98-109), available, free, from USGAO, P0 Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1939]

  • Welfare Simulation is a learning tool, a 2-hour program of experiential learning, designed to sensitize participants to the realities of life in poverty. Contact Rowel Educ. Assn., 5300 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63112, 314/361-6655. rowel@fastrans.net [1940]

  • "Childbearing by Teens: Links to Welfare Reform," by Richard Wertheimer & Kristin Moore (7 pp., 1998) 7-page, Aug. 1998 publication from the Urban Institute's New Federalism Project. Likely free from the Inst. 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [2178]

  • "Income Support & Social Services for Low-Income People in Texas," by Nancy Pindus, Randy Capps, Linda Giannarelli, Milda Saunders & Robin Smith (7 pp., 1998) 7-page, Aug. 1998 publication of the Urban Inst's New Federalism project. Available (likely free) from the Inst., Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [2183]

  • "Job Prospects for Welfare Recipients: Employers Speak Out," by Marsha Regenstein, Jack A. Meyer & Jennifer Dickemper Hicks is a 5-page, Aug. 1998 publication from the Urban Institute's New Federalism Project. Likely free from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687. paffairs@ui.urban.org [1924]

  • "Job Prospects for Welfare Recipients: Employers Speak Out," by Marsha Regenstein, Jack A. Meyer & Jennifer Dickemper Hicks (5 pp., 1998) 5-page, Aug. 1998 publication from the Urban Institute's New Federalism Project. Likely free from the Urban Institute 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org [2184]

  • "Welfare Reform: Child Support an Uncertain Income Supplement for Families Leaving Welfare" (34 pp. Aug. 1998) SGAO, P0 Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [2191]

  • "Does Work Pay? An Analysis of the Work Incentives under TANF," by Gregory Acs, Keith Watson & Robert I. Lerman (54 pp., 1998) 54 pp., July 1998, is available (possibly free) from The Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [2180]

  • "Jobs First: Early Implementation of Connecticut's Welfare Reform Initiative," by Dan Bloom, Mary Andes & Claudia Nicholson 83 pp., July 1998 & a 24 pp., May 1998 Exec. Summary of a report on the Portland (OR) welfare-to-work program are available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Cow., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [1925]

  • "Jobs First: Early Implementation of Connecticut's Welfare Reform Initiative," by Dan Bloom, Mary Andes & Claudia Nicholson 83 pp. and 24 pp. Executive Summary July 1998 Manpower Demonstration Research Cow., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200 [2185]

  • "Business Partnerships: How to Involve Employers in Welfare Reform," by Amy Brown, Maria L. Buck & Eric Skinner (103 pp., June 1998) is a "How-to-Guide" available (possibly free) from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [1917]

  • "One Year after Federal Welfare Reform: A Description of St. Temp. Asst. for Needy Families (TANF) Decisions as of October 1997," by Jerome Gallagher, Megan Gallagher, Kevin Perese, Susan Schreiber & Keith Watson (57 pp., June 1998) is available (possibly free) from the Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200. paffairs@ui.urhan.org [1930]

  • "The Challenge of Welfare Surpluses: Financing Welfare Reform in the Wash. [DC] Area," by Carol S. Meyers (9 pp., June 1998) is available (likely free) from the Ctr. Wash. Research Ctr., 1755 Mass. Ave. NW, #550, Wash., DC 20036, 202/518-7200. [1932]

  • "The Challenge of Welfare Surpluses: Financing Welfare Reform in the Wash. [DC] Area," by Carol S. Meyers (9 pp., 1998) Is available (likely free) Greater Washington Research Center, 1755 Mass. Ave. NW, #550, Wash., DC 20036, 202/518-7200. [2189]

  • "Empowering the Working Poor" (81 pp., 1998) Phoenix Fund's 81-page, May 1998 Clearinghouse Listing, "highlighting the work of several hundred organizations engaged in economic justice organiz-ing across the country." Available (likely free) Ann Bastian, New World Foundation, 100 E. 85 St., NYC, NY 10028, 212/249-1023 [2181]

  • "Evaluating Welfare Reform: What Do We Know? How Can We Learn More" (May 1998) Ctr. for Children in Poverty, Columbia School of Public Health, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032-1180, 212/304-7132, E-mail: info@researchforum.org. [2025]

  • "Reinvesting Welfare Savings: Aiding Needy Families & Strengthening State Welfare Reform" is a 25-page, March 1998 report from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 202/408-1080; available online at www.cbpp.org/330rein.htm [1931]

  • "Reinvesting Welfare Savings: Aiding Needy Families & Strengthening State Welfare Reform" (25 pp., 1998) Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, 202/ 408-1080; available online at www.cbpp.orgl330rein.htm. [2188]

  • "About Welfare: Myths, Facts, Challenges & Solutions" (1998) a US Dept. of Labor publication, likely free from DOL/ETA, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, #S-4206, Wash., DC 20210. [2172]

  • "The Working Poor in America: A Bibliographic Resource," by Ricardo E. Barreras (14 pp., n.d. 1998) is available (possibly free) from the Fdn. for Child Dev., 345 E. 46 St., NYC, NY 10017-3562, 212/697-3159. [1933]

  • "The Working Poor in America: A Bibliographic Resource," by Ricardo E. Barreras (14 pp., 1998) Foundation for Child Devlopment, 345 E. 46 St., NYC, NY 10017-3562, 212/697-3159. [2190]

  • Public Policy & Community: Activism & Governance in Texas, ed. Robert H. Wilson (301 pp., 1997) has been published by Univ. TX Press, P0 Box 7819, Austin, TX 78713-7879. [1944]

  • A Welfare Reform "Best Practices" website from the Natl. Governors Assn. may be accessed at the website under "welfare." www.nga.org [1911]

  • A Welfare Reform "Best Practices" Website from the Natl. Governors Assn. may be accessed at www.nga.org under "welfare". [2171]

  • "About Welfare: Myths, Facts, Challenges & Solutions" is a 1998 US Dept. of Labor publication, likely free from DOL/ETA, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, #S-4206, Wash., DC 20210. [1912]

  • "Aid to Families with Dependent Children: The Baseline" provides inf. on the AFDC program before welfare reform, data useful for assessing effects of new programs. Free from Office of Human Services Policy, Humphrey Bldg., #410E, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Wash., DC 20201, 202/690-6562. [1913]

  • "Aid to Families with Dependent Children: The Baseline" Office of Human Services Policy, Humphrey Bldg., #410E, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Wash., DC 20201, 202/690-6562. [2173]

  • "An Economic Bill of Rights" (1 pager is availablefree) Natl. Jobs for All Coal., 475 Riverside Dr., #832, NYC, NY 10115-0050, 212/870-3449, E-mail: njfac@ncccusa.org.njfac@ncccusa.org. [2024]

  • "Ancillary Services to Support Welfare to Work" is a new Mathematica Policy Research report, prepared for HHS. Avail, on www.aspe.os.dhhs.gov.hsp.isphome.htm [1914]

  • "Ancillary Services to Support Welfare to Work" is a new Mathematica Policy Research report, prepared for HHS. Avail. on www.aspe.os.dhhs.gov.hsp.isphome.htm. [2174]

  • "Big Cities in the Welfare Transition," eds. Alfred Kahn & Sheila Kammerman is available (no price given) from the Cross-Natl. Studies Research Prog., Columbia Univ. School of Social Work, 622 W. 113 St., NYC, NY 10025, 212/854-5444. [1916]

  • "Big Cities in the Welfare Transition," by Alfred Kahn & Sheila Kammerman Cross-National Studies Research Program, Columbia Univ. School of Social Work, 622 W. 113 St., NYC, NY 10025, 212/854-5444. [2176]

  • "Childbearing by Teens: Links to Welfare Reform," by Richard Wertheimer & Kristin Moore is a 7-page, Aug. 1998 publication from the Urban Institute's New Federalism Project. Likely free from the Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/261-5687. paffairs@ui.urban.org [1918]

  • "Conversations with 65 Families: A look at the impacts of federal devolution & welfare reform on Seattle families" Sandra Clark at the Seattle Department of Housing & Human Services, 206/684-0518, E-mail: sandra.clark@ci.seattle.waus. [2179]

  • "Empowering the Working Poor" is the theme of the Phoenix Fund's 81-page, May 1998 Clearinghouse Listing, "highlighting the work of several hundred organizations engaged in economic justice organizing across the country." Available (likely free) from Ann Bastian, New World Fdn., 100 E. 85 St., NYC, NY 10028, 212/249-1023. [1921]

  • "Impact of Welfare Reform/Comm.-based Recommendations in Michigan" Michigan Assemblies Project, 313/822-2055. [2182]

  • Lotteries/Poverty/Race an op-ed by PRRAC Exec Dir. Chester Hartman, on the deleterious impact of state-run lotteries on poor and minority bettors, was distributed by the Progressive Media Project and was picked up by a number of papers: for a copy, send a SASE to PRRAC. [1926]

  • Making Child Welfare Reform Work: How the R.C. Lawsuit Forged New Partnerships to Protect Children & Sustain Families A new book describing how Alabama's child welfare bureaucracy was transformed via a lawsuit settlement. $16.50 from Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th St. NW, #1212, Wash., DC 20005-5002, 202/467-5730, E-mail: hnl660@handsnet.org [2186]

  • Native Americans: A Reference Guide, by Barry Pritzker (832 pp., Sept. 1998) 2 vols., $135 pre-pub price, ABC-CLIO, 130 Cremona Dr., Box 1911, Santa Barbara, CA 93116-1911, 800/368-6868. [2160]

  • "Welfare Reform: Child Support an Uncertain Income Supplement for Families Leaving Welfare" is a 34-page, Aug. 1998 report (GAOl HEHS-98-168), available (free) from the USGAO, P0 Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [1938]

  • Welfare Reform: States are Restructuring Program to Reduce Welfare Dependence USGAO, P0 Box 37050, Wash., DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [2192]

  • Welfare Simulation A 2-hour program of experiential learning, designed to sensitize participants to the realities of life in pov-erty.Rowel Education Association, 5300 Delmar, St. Louis, MO 63112, 314/361-6655, E-mail: rowel@fastrans.net [2193]

  • "What Welfare Recipients & the Fathers of Their Children are Saying about Welfare Reform" based on focus groups, is available on web site. Other contact: Andrew Cherline, Dept. Sociology, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD 21218, 410/516-7626. welfare@jhu.edu www.jhu.edu/-welfare [1941]

July/August 1998

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  • "New MDRC Welfare Studies:" MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [2032]

  • "New MDRC Welfare Studies :"Working with Low-Income Cases: Lessons for Child Support Enforcement System from Parents' Fair Share,"" (68 pp., 1998.) MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [2035]

  • "The Family Transition Program: Implementation & Interim Impacts of Florida's Initial Time-Limited Welfare Program" (30 pp., 1998) MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [2033]

  • "Welfare Reform & Post-secondary Education: Research & Policy Update" (Vol. 2, No. 1, 1998) Inst. for Women's Policy Research, 1400 20th St. NW, #104, Wash., DC 20036, 202/785-5100; no price listed. [2038]

  • "Reporting on Welfare & Race" Casey Journalism Ctr. for Children & Families of the Univ. MD (8701-B Adelphi Rd., Adelphi, MD 20783-1716, 301/445-4971, E-mail: cjc@ajr.umd.edu [2036]

  • "Working with Low-Income Cases: Lessons for Child Support Enforcement System from Parents' Fair Share" (47 pp., 1998) MDRC, 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [2034]

  • "Families in Poverty & Reform: Broken Promises," by Linda Collier (1998) Contact them at Homes for the Homeless, 36 Cooper Sq., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10003, 212/529-5252. [2027]

  • "Only Work Should Pay: A Short History of Welfare Reform in 6 Midwestern States, 1990-97," by Paul Street (31 pp., 1997) Midwest Job Gap Project, are available (possibly free) from Kleppner, Office for Social Policy Research, N. Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL 60115-2854, 815/753-1309. [2042]

  • "Work After Welfare: Is the Midwest Booming Economy Creating Enough Jobs?," by Paul Kleppner & Nikolas Theodore (44 pp., 1997) Midwest Job Gap Project, are available (possibly free) from Kleppner, Office for Social Policy Research, N. Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL 60115-2854, 815/753-1309. [2041]

  • "A Brief Guide to Welfare Changes: Helpful Information on the New State & Federal Welfare Laws," by Carole Sharlip (12 pp.) AFSC-WV Econ. Justice Proj., PO Box 1964, Charleston, WV 25327, 304/529-3890. [2023]

  • "Is It Reform? The 1998 Report of the Welfare & Human Rights Monitoring Project" Contact Ted Steege at UUSC, 2000 P St. NW, #505, Wash., DC 20036-5915, 202/466-7400, E-mail: tsteege@uuscdc.org [2028]

  • Network Contact Mary Elizabeth Clark, SSJ, 801 Penn. Ave. SE, #460, Wash., DC 20003, 202/547-5556. [2030]

  • "The State of Welfare Caseloads in America's Cities," by Kate Carnevale & Bruce Katz (29 pp.) Brookings Inst. Ctr. on Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20036, 202/797-6139. [2037]

  • "Welfare Reform & the Health of Women & Children" (13 pp.) Health & Medicine Policy Research Gp., 332 S. Michigan Ave., #500, Chicago, IL 60604-4302, 312/922-8057, E-mail: HMPRG@AOL.COM [2040]

May/June 1998

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  • "Reinvesting Welfare Savings: Aiding Needy Families & Strengthening State Welfare Reforms" (31 pp., March 1998) & "Implementing the Individual Excemptions from the Food Stamp 3 Month Time Limit," by Stacy Dean & David Super (27 pp., March 1998), are available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Washington, DC 20002, 202/408-1080, email: center@center.cbpp.org. [2681]

  • "Are States Improving the Lives of Poor Families? A Scale Measure of State Welfare Policies" (54 pp., Feb. 1998) evaluation the welfare policies of each state based on 34 decision points, is available ($8) from the Tufts Univ. Ctr. on Hunger & Poverty, Medford, MA 02155, 617/627-3956. A National Advisory Board -- Peter Edelman, David Elwood, Heidi Hartmann, Ladonna Pavetti, Jack Shonoff et al. -- oversaw the study. [2675]

  • "Welfare Reform: States' Efforts to Expand Child Care Programs" (52 pp., Jan. 1998) GAO/HEHS-98-27, is available, free, from the USGAO, PO Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [2687]

  • "Weflare Reform: State & Local Responses to Restricting Food Stamp Benefits" (53 pp., Dec. 1997) GAO/RCED-98-41, is available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 37050, Washington, DC 20013, 202/512-6000. [2684]

  • Consequences of Growing Up Poor, eds. Greg Duncan & Jeanne Brooks-Gunn (640 pp., 1997) & Indicators of Children's Well-Being, eds. Robert Hauser, Brett Brown & William Prosser (640 pp., 1997), are available from Russel Sage Found. Pubs., 112 E. 64 St., NYC, NY 10024, 800/524-6401. [2676]

  • "In Our Own Words: Mothers' Perspectives on Welfare Reform" (62 pp., Jan. 1997) & "In Our Own Words: Mothers' Needs for Successful Welfare Reform" (69 pp., March 1998) are available (possibly free) from Prof. Anne Statham, Univ. of Wisconsin - Parkside, 900 Wood Rd., Box 2000, Kenosha, WI 53141, 414/595-2162. [2680]

  • "Directory of Low-Income Organizations" (3rd ed.), listing 157 orgs., is available (likely free) from the Welfare Law Ctr., 275 Seventh Ave., #1205, NYC, NY 10001, 212/533-6967, email: hn0135@handsnet.org. [2677]

  • "Another Modest Minimum Wage Increase: Clinton Proposal Would Help Close Gap Between Current & Historic Value" is a 4 page, Feb. 1998 Issue Brief, by Jaren Bernstein. Available (possibly free) from Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Washington, DC 20036, 202/775-8810. [2674]

  • "Electronic Benefit Transfer's Potential to Help the Poor," by Michael Stegman is an 8 page, March 1998 Brookings Policy Brief, available (likely free) from the Brookings Ctr. for Urban & Met. Policy, 1775 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202/797-6139. [2678]

  • Welfare Reform Confidential is a 4 page comic book, available (10 cents each) from Jobs with Justice, 501 Third St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202/434-1106. They also have available "Welfare Reform as we know it: First-hand accounts from the frontlines" (11 pp., n.d., no price listed) and "Welfare Reform: The Jobs Aren't There," by Mark Weisbrot (15 pp., Dec. 1997, no price listed), produced by the Preamble Ctr. for Public Policy. [2682]

  • "Welfare Reform: How Will We Know If It Works?" identifies 10 criteriea for determining the impact of states of new welfare policies. The full text is available through www.ssc.wisc.edu/irp or www.welfareinfo.org. A non-web contact is the Family Impact Seminar, c/o Hilary Kao, Natl. Ctr. for Education In Maternal & Child Health, 2000 15th St. N., #701, Arlington, VA 22201, 703/524-7802. [2683]

  • Welfare Research Reveals Early Challenges of Time Limits is the subjects of the premier issue of The Forum, a quarterly newsletter of the Research Forum on Children, Families & the New Federalism. Appears to be free, from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, Columbia School of Public Health, 154 Haven Ave., NYC, NY 10032, 212/304-7132, email: info@researchforum.org. [2688]

March/April 1998

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  • "Hollow in the Middle: The Rise & Fall of NYC's Middle Class," by Thomas McMahon, Larian Angelo & John Mollenkopf (53 pp., 1997) is available (possibly free) from McMahon, Director, City Council Finance Div., 253 Broadway, NYC, NY 10007, 212/240-4423. [2717]

  • "Implementing Welfare Reform in America's Cities" a 34-city survey by the US Conf. of Mayors, is available ($15) from them at 202/293-7330. [2718]

  • "Life After Welfare: An Interim Report" studied a sample of 2000 Maryland families who left the welfare rolls during the year ending Sept. 1997. Contact Richard Larson, 410/767-7150 for a copy. [2719]

  • "National Welfare Reform: Impact on Maternal & Child Health," by Amy Fine (19 pp., 1997), is available (free) from the Assn. Maternal & Child Health Progs., 1220 19th St. NW, #801. Wash. - DC 20036. 202/775-0436 [2720]

  • Poverty Outlaw a 1997 film directed/produced by Pamela Yates & Peter Kinoy (and shown at the Sundance Film Festival), depicting "the struggle of one woman [in Philadelphia to deal with welfare reform and her participation in the activist Kensington Welfare Rights Union." is available ($25 indivs., $55 insts., $15 welfare recipients & poverty activists) from Skylight Pictures. 330 W. 42 St., 32nd flr., NYC, NY 10036, 212/947-5333. [2721]

  • "Project Get Started: Phase II Report" analyzes mothers with children ages 3-12 mos. who are required to work under Wisconsin's W-2 program. Contact Francine Triplett, Milwaukee Area Tech. College, 700 W. State St., #5209, Milwaukee, WI 53233, 414/297-8113. [2722]

  • "The National Voter Registration Monitoring Proj" is seeking orgs. & indivs, to monitor public assistance agencies in AZ.CO. NIT. RI, MA. in order to ensure compliance with the Natl Voter Reg. Act, which requires all public asst. offices to offer voter reg. to all applicants. Monitoring takes only an hour and is easy to do. Contact Jennifer Modell at the Comm. Service Soc. of NY. 105 F. 22 St.. NYC, NY [0010. 212/614-5323. [2812]

  • "The View from the field: As Time Limits Approach, Welfare Recipients & Staff Talk About Their Attitudes & Expectations," by Amy Brown, Dan Bloom & David Butler (70 pp., 1997) "Implementation of a Program to Reduce Poverty & (Reform Welfare," by Thomas Brooke, Fred Doolittle, Veronica Fellerath & Michael Wiseman (24 pp. Exec. Summary, Oct. 1997); "Making Welfare Work & Work Pay: Implementation & 18-mo. Impacts of the Minn. Family Investment Program." by Cynthia Miller, Virginia Knox, Patricia Auspos, Jo Anna Hunter-Manns & Alan Orenstein (26 pp. Exec. Summary. Oct. 1997): "Tulsa's Index Program: A Business-Led Initiative for Welfare Reform," by Maria L. Buck (31 pp.. Sept. 1997) are available (possibly free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corn.. 16 E. 34 St., NYC, NY 10016-4326, 212/532-3200. [2723]

  • "Welfare & Jobs" is the subject of 2 new rpts. form the Ctr. for Comm. Change (1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0567): "Estimating the Econ. Impact of a Public Jobs Program," by Richard McGahey ($15), and "Fed. Revenue Policies That Work: A Blueprint for Job Creation to Support Welfare Reform," by Jerry Jones ($15). [2724]

  • "Welfare Reform, Marriage & Sexual Behavior" is a 4-page Issue Brief available (free) from The Alan Guttmacher Inst., 120 Wall St., NYC. NY 10005, 212/248-1111, Also available (and free): "Contraception Counts: State-by-State Information" (6 pp.). E-mail: info@agi-usa.org [2726]

  • "Welfare Reform: 3 States' Approaches Show Promise of Increasing Work Participation" (60 pp., 1997) "Welfare Reorm: States' Early Experiences with Benefit Termination" (112 pp.. May 1997, GAO/HEHS-97-74) are available (free) from USGAO. P0 Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/512-6000. [2725]

  • Westat Casebook on Promising Welfare-to-Work Programs (1997)is available on line at http://wtw.doleta.GOV/documents/casetable.htm. [2730]

  • When Ends Don't Meet is a 30-mm. video of interviews with current & former welfare recipients sharing their personal stories of needing welfare during times of hardship in their lives. $15 from Welfare Rts. Coal. of the Contact Ctr.. 1641 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH 45210, 513/381-4242. [2732]

January/February 1998

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  • "Decades of Distortion: The Right's 30-Year Assault on Welfare," by Lucy Williams (16 pp. + fns., Dec. 1997) is available (no price listed) from Political Research Associates, 120 Beacon St., #202, Somerville, MA 02143, 617/661-9313. A 5 page Exec. Summary is available as well. [3058]

  • "The Impact of Welfare Reform on Child Welfare Financing," by Rob Green & Shelley Waters (7 pp., Nov. 1997) is available (likely free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202/857-8667. [3067]

  • "Earned Income Credit: Claimants' Credit Participation & Income Patterns, Tax Years 1990-94" (68 pp., May 1997) (GAO/GGD-97-69) available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884, 202/512-6000. [3059]

  • "Welfare Reform: Implications of Increased Work Participation for Child Care" (48 pp., May 1997) is a GAO report (GAO-HEHS-97-75), available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884, 202/512-6000. [3070]

  • Evaluating Welfare Reform: A Guide for Scholars & Practitioners, by Douglas J. Besharov, Peter Germanis & Peter Rossi (66 pp., 1997) is the initial publication of the University of Maryland's Welfare Reform Academy, It may be available free from Prof. Besharov, Van Munching Hall, Univ. MD, College Park, MD 20742, 301/405-6330. [3064]

  • "The Personal Responsibility & Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 & the Puerto Rican Community" (29 pp., Oct. 1996) is available (no price listed) from the National Puerto Rican Coalition, 1700 K St. NW, #500, Washington, DC 20006, 202/223-3915, email: NPRC@aol.com. [3068]

  • Economic Security News & Review is a new newsletter published periodically by the Econimic Security Project, $20/yr., 1095 Market St., #812, San Francisco, CA 94103, 415/749-0591. email: whudson@igc.org. [3063]

  • "Low-Income Populations in NYC: Economic Trends & Social Welfare Programs, 1996," by Jiali Li & Emily Zimmerman is available ($20) from TRIP Dept., United Way of NYC, 99 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10016, 202/973-3908. [3065]

  • Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare & Low-Wage Work, by Kathryn Edin & Laura Lein is available ($23.45) from The Russell Sage Fdn., 112 E. 64 St., NYC, NY 10021, 800/524-6401. [3066]

  • The Rights of the Poor, by Helen Hershkoff & Stephen Loffredo is an ACLU Handbook, available ($12.95) from ACLU Pubs., PO Box 186, Wye Mills, MD 21679, 212/549-2560. [3069]

November/December 1997

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  • "Community Welfare Reform Planning: Early Indications from 6 Calif. Counties," by David Campbell (26 pp., 1997) is available (possibly free) from the author, Calif. Communities Prog., Human & Comm. Dev. Dept., Univ. Calif., Davis, CA 95616, 916/754-4328, E-mail: dave.c.campbell@ucdavis.edu. [3493]

  • "To Fulfill Their 'Rightly Needs': Consumerism & the NatI. Welfare Rights Movement," by Felicia Kornbluh appeared in the Fall 1997 Radcliffe History Review. The 38-page article, as well as her 3-page article from the Oct. 5, 1997, In These Times, "Class Dismissed: Welfare Recipients Fight to Stay in College," may be available from the author, Dept. History, Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ 08544. [3494]

September/October 1997

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  • "Welfare-to-Work Grants & Other TANF-Related Provisions in the Balanced Budget Act of 1997," by Mark Greenberg (24 pp., Aug. 1997) is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Washington, DC 20036, 202/328-5140, email: info@clasp.org. [3427]

  • "Did Wisconsin Work?" (July 1997) is a 7 page analysis of that state's welfare program. Available from Rich Stolz, Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202/342-0594, email: richs@commchange.org. [3419]

  • "State-Level Noncitizen Welfare Policies: Issues for Advocates," by Rob Paral (20 pp., July-Aug. 1997) and "A Community Based Response to Welfare Reform," by Tanya Neiman (6 pp.), appear in Clearinghouse Review. Ordering info from the Natl. Clearinghouse for Legal Services, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606, 312/263-3830, email: ncls.interaccess.com. [3424]

  • "Changing to a Work First Strategy: Lessons from Los Angeles County's GAIN Program for Welfare Recipients," by Evan Weissman (89 pp., June 1997) and "LEAP: Final Report on Ohio's Initiative to Improve School Attendance Among Teenage Parents," by Johannes Bos & Veronica Fellath (30 pp., Aug. 1997), are available from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 3 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [3418]

  • "Ending Welfare Reform As We Know It: Profit-Seeking Companies Compete to Run Welfare Programs" (May 1997) is the lead article in Welfare News, from the Welfare Law Ctr., 275 7th Ave., #1205, NYC, NY `10001, 212/633-6967. [3420]

  • "How Much More Can They Work: Setting Realistic Expectations for Welfare Mothers," by LaDonna Pavetti is availble from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202/833-7200. [3421]

  • "Lemon-Aid? Making the New Welfare Law Work for Children & Families," by Nancy Ebb is available from the Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Washington, DC 20001, 202/628-8787. [3422]

  • Neighborhood Poverty, by Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Greg Ducan & Lawrence J. Aber has just been publishsed by Russell Sage Fdn., 112 E. 64 St., NYC, NY 10021, 800/688-2877. [3423]

  • "The Impact of Welfare Reform on a Fictional Family" is available from the Natl. Black Child Dev. Inst., 1023 15th St. NW, #600, Washington, DC 20005, 800/556-2234. [3425]

  • "The Welfare-to-Work Initiative: $3 Billion to the States" is a 7 page "Organizing Brief" available from Rich Stolz, Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007, 202/342-0567, email: richs@commchange.org. [3426]

  • "Workfare: The Real Deal II - An Update on the Current Reality in NYC for Welfare Recipients Participating in a Mandatory Work Experience Program" is available from the Comm. Food Resource Ctr., 90 Washington St. - 27th flr., NYC, NY 10006, 212/344-0195. [3428]

July/August 1997

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  • "Currency Exchanges Add to Poverty Surcharge for Low-Income Residents" is a 9-page, March 1997 report from The Woodstock Inst., comparing the costs of using check-cashing outlets with the costs of basic financial services at banks or s&l's. Available (no price listed) from the Inst., 407 S. Dearborn, #500, Chicago, IL 60605, 312/ 427-8070, E-mail: woodstck@wwa.com [3306]

  • "Decoding Welfare Reform: An Update," by Mimi Abramovitz is a 3-pager from the April 1997 NatI. Assn. of Social Workers newsletter. Available from us with a SASE. References underlying her 17-point "myth-fact" presentation are available from the NYC NASW Chapter, 15 Park Row, 20th flr., NYC, NY 10038. [3308]

  • "Iowa's Limited Benefit Plan" is a 17-page, May 1997 summary report, available (possibly free) from Mathematica Policy Research, 600 Maryland Ave. SW, #550, Wash., DC 20024-25 12, 202/484-9220, E-mail: tfraker@mathematica-mpr.com. [3309]

  • "People & Poor Neighborhoods in the Washington Met. Region," by Margery Austin Turner & Chris Hayes 25 pp. + Tables, March 1997), is the first in a series of Urban Inst. reports on neighborhoods in the Wash. (DC) region, using 1990 Census data to describe the spatial distribution of poor people and poor neighborhoods. Contact Turner at the Inst. (2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/857-8543, E-mail: maturner@ui.urban.org) for copies and inf. about the project. [3310]

  • "Race, Class & the Political Mobilization of the Poor: Ghettos in NY and Favelas in Rio de Janero," by Ney dos Santos Oliveira (23 pp., 1997) is available, free, from the Woodrow Wilson Ctr., 1000 Jefferson Dr. SW, Wash., DC 20560. [3312]

  • "The Family Transition Program: Implementation & Early Impacts of Florida's Time-Limited Welfare Program," by Dan Bloom, James Klemple & Robin Rogers-Dillon (27 pp., 1997) is available (possibly free), in Exec. Summary form, from Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 3 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10016-5936, 212/532-3200. [3314]

  • "The Poverty Despite Work Handbook" (161 pp.), "data & guidelines for preparing a report on the working poor in each state," is available ($7) from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080. Other recent Ctr. pubs. include "The Administration's Proposals to Ease Some of the Welfare Law's Harshest Provisions" (18 pp., April 1997); "State Funding Requirements Under the New Welfare Law," by Jocelyn Guyer (20 pp.' April 1997); "Designing Policies to Support Working Poor Families & the Implications of Time Limits," by Sharon Parron (20 pp.' April 1997); "State Income Tax Burdens on Low-Income Families in 1996: Assessing the Burden & Opportunities for Relief," by Elizabeth McNichol & Edward Lazere (47 pp. April 1997). Contact the Ctr. for prices. [3317]

  • "Trapped by Poverty, Trapped by Abuse: New Evidence Documenting the Relationship Between Domestic Violence & Welfare," by Jody Raphael & Richard Tolman (27 pp., 1997) is available (free) from the Taylor Inst., 915 N. Wolcott, Chicago, IL 60622, 773/342-5510, E-mail: JRaphael@compuserv.com [3319]

  • "U.N. Survey Finds World Rich-Poor Gap Widening" was the NY Times headline about the Human Development Report 1996, published by the UN Development Program. The 229-page report is available (no price listed) from the Program, 1 UN Plaza, NYC, NY 10017. Based on 1993 figures, the average income of poorest fifth as a % of average per capita income was 24% in the US, putting us ahead in the fairness race of Brazil and Guatemala (10.5%) and Tanzania (12.1%), but making us look pretty sad when compared with the Netherlands (41%), Indonesia and Japan (43.5%), India (44%) and Hungary (54.5%). The report also ranks countries by health, sanitation, the treatment of women and other measures. [3320]

  • "Welfare to Work" is the 144-page, Spring 1997 issue of The Future of Children, available (free) from the Ctr. for Future of Children, Packard Foundation, 300 2nd St. #102, Los Altos, CA 94022. 14 articles cover a range of subjects. A 7-page Exec. Summary also is available. [3321]

May/June 1997

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  • "20 Questions to Ask about Your State Welfare Program" "Realities & Choices: Helping States Enhance Family Economic Security" are available from the Ctr. on Hunger, Poverty & Nutrition Policy, Tufts Univ., Medford, MA 02155, 617/627-3956. The former (a 1-pager) is free; the latter (15 pp. + supporting materials) is $8. [3163]

  • "Alcohol & Drug Use, Abuse & Dependence Among Welfare Recipients" found no significant difference in the percentage of welfare recipients who abuse alcohol & drugs compared to the general population who do not receive welfare assistance. A reprint from the Nov. 1996 Am. J. Public Health is available from the Natl. Inst. on Alcohol & Alcoholism, 301/443-3860. [3020]

  • "Alcohol & Other Drug Treatment: Policy Choices in Welfare Reform," by Nancy K Young concludes that such treatment is essential for effective welfare reform. Available (no price given) from the Natl. Assn. of State Alcohol & Drug Abuse Directors, 202/783-6868. [3021]

  • "Alcohol & Other Drug Treatments for Parents & Welfare Recipients: Outcomes, Costs & Benefits" HHS Pub. 100-95-0036) is available via fax, 202/690-5514. [3022]

  • "An Analysis of NY State WeIf. Reform Proposal" "New York Works Proposal Will Leave Gaps in the Safety Net & Put Pressure on County & NYC Budgets," by Elizabeth McNichol (18 pp. + App., Jan. 1997), is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/ 408-1080, E-mail: center@center.cbpp.org; contact them re price. [3164]

  • "Assessing the Impact of the New Welfare Law on Families" a monitoring tool local groups can use to collect inf. on how the new welfare law affects families, is available (possibly free) from the Coal. on Human Needs, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0726, E-mail: HN0079@handsnet.org. [3165]

  • "Cooking with Class: Creative Actions for a Fair Economy" (70 pp., 1996) is available ($15) from United for a Fair Economy, 37 Temple P1., 5th fir., Boston, MA 02111,617/423-2148. [3026]

  • "Directory of Low Income Organizations Working on Welfare Issues, 2nd ed." is available (free) from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 275 7th Ave., #1205, NYC, NY 10001-6708, 212/633-6967, E-mail: hnOl35@handsnet.org. Inf. on 103 groups in 36 states is presented. [3166]

  • "Diversity among State Welfare Programs: Implications for Reform," by Sheila R. Zedlewski & Linda Giannarelli "General Assistance Programs: The State-Based Part of the Safety Net," by Con Uccello & L. Jerome Gallgher, are short (5- and 7-pp., resp.) Jan. 1997 publications from the Urban Institute's "Assessing the New Federalism" project. Likely free, from 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/857-8687, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [3167]

  • "Do State General Assistance Programs Provide an Adequate Safety Net?" is a 2-pager from the Summer/Fall 1996 Policy & Research Report of The Urban Inst. We'll send a copy with a SASE. [3168]

  • "Drug Testing of AFDC Recipients," by Paula Gaber (20 pp.) is available ($4) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [3028]

  • "Family Violence & Welfare Reform" the following resources speak to this issue: "The Scope & Application of the Family Violence Amendment of the New Welfare Law," by Martha Davis & Pamela Coukos (8 pp., Oct. 1996), and "Model Statutory Provisions for States Adopting the Family Violence Option" (10 pp.), both available from the NOW Legal Defense & Educ. Fund, 99 Hudson St., NYC, NY 10013-2815, 212/925-6635; "Unemployment Compensation for Victims of Domestic Violence: An Important Link to hon. & Employment Security," by Catherine Ruckelshaus (13 pp., from The Clearing-house Review, 1966); "Reshaping the Rhetoric: The Nexus of Violence, Poverty, & Minority Status in the Lives of Women & Children in the US," by Angela Browne (7 pp., from the Fall 1995 Georgetown J. on Fighting Poverty); the latter two articles are available from PRRAC with a SASE (78 cents postage). [3169]

  • "Growing Economic Fairness," by S. M. Miller & Charles Collins appeared in the Summer 1996 Social Policy. Copies of the 15-page article may be available from Collins at Share the Wealth, 37 Temple P1., 5th flr., Boston, MA 02111,617/423-2148. [3029]

  • "How the New Welfare Reform Law Affects Medicaid," by Leighton Ky & Teresa Coughlin (6 pp., 1997) is available (possibly free) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@ui.urban.org. [3170]

  • "Implementing Welfare Reform: Solutions to the Substance Abuse Problem" (58 pp., 1997) is available (possibly free) from Drug Strategies, 2445 M St. NW, #480, Wash., DC 20037, 202/663-6090. [3030]

  • "Improvements in Poverty & Income in 1995 Tempered by Troubling Long-Term Trends," by Kathryn Porter (11 pp., 1997) is available (possibly free) from the author, Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, E-mail: center@center.cbpp.org. A compilation of tables is also available ($10, $3 for subscribers). [3171]

  • It Takes a Nation: A New Agenda for Fighting Poverty, by Rebecca Blank (340 pp., 1997) is available ($29.95) from Princeton Univ. Press, 41 William St., Princeton, NJ 08540, 609/258-5714. [3031]

  • "Joblessness, the Urban Underclass & Welfare Reform" highlights of a discussion with William Julius Wilson, 9/20/96, 10 pp. Jan. 1997, is available (possibly free) from the NatI. Health Policy Forum, George Washington U., 2021 K St. NW, #800, Wash., DC 20052 [3032]

  • "Labor Confronts Welfare Reform" (42 pp., 1996) is available (free) from the AFL-CIO Public Policy Dept., 815 16th St. NW, Wash., DC 20006, 202/637-5209 [3033]

  • "Learning Difficulties & AFDC Receipt: A Report from the Chicago Commons Employment Training Ctr.," by Jenny Wittner (24 pp. or 1-page summary), is available (likely free) from the author, Chicago Commons, 1633 N. Hamlin Ave., Chicago, IL 60647, 773/772-0136. [3173]

  • "Los Angeles in an Era of Reform: Implications for Poor People & Community Well-being," by Jennifer Wolch & Heidi Sommer (145 pp., 1997) is available ($10) from The Human Services Network, 1010 S. Flower St., #401A, LA, CA 90015, 213/763-0880. [3174]

  • Making Ends Meet: How Single Mothers Survive Welfare & Low-Wage Work, by Kathryn Edin & Laura Lein (320 pp., 1997) $23.45, and Consequences of Growing Up Poor, eds. Greg Duncan & Jeanne Brooks-Gunn (640 pp., 1997, $53.45), are available from the Russell Sage Foundation, 112 F. 64 St., NYC, NY 10021-7383, 800/524-6401. [3035]

  • "New Findings on Welfare & Children's Development: Summary of a Research Briefing" a new report from the Natl. Research Council & Inst. of Medicine, is available ($10) from the NatI. Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Ave. NW, Lockbox 285, Wash., DC 20055, 800/624-6242. Report also available on the Internet at http://www.nap.edu/readingroom/ [3036]

  • "Personal Responsibility & Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996" is the theme of the Jan/Feb. 1997 issue of Clearinghouse Review. Included in the 211-page issue are 11 articles, on employee rights, legal representation, food & nutrition programs, immigrants, family law, Medicaid, child care, child protection and other aspects of welfare reform. Contact the Nati. Clearinghouse for Legal Services, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606-5013, 312/263-3830, E-mail: ncls@interaccess.com. for ordering inf. [3037]

  • "Personal Responsibil-ity & Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act: A Compilation of Implementation Materials" (120 pp., 1997) is available (possibly free) from Michael King - 411E, US Dept. lABS, Office of Planning & Eval., 200 Independence Ave. SW, Wash., DC 20201. The materials have been provided by HHS, the Social Security Adm., Depts. of Agriculture, Labor & Justice [3175]

  • Poverty & Place: Ghettos, Barrios, & the American City, by Paul Jargowsky (304 pp., 1997) $43.45, is available from the Russell Sage Foundation, 112 E. 64 St., NYC, NY 10021-7383, 800/524-6401. [3041]

  • Poverty Research News is the new quarterly newsletter of the new Joint Ctr. on Poverty Research, free from the Center, 2046 Sheridan Rd., Northwestern U., Evanston, IL 60208-4105, 847/467-2459, E-mail: povcen@nwu.edu [3043]

  • Saving Our Children from Poverty: What the US Can Learn from France, by Barbara Bergmann (240 pp., 1996) is available ($27.95) from the Russell Sage Fdn., 800/524-6401 [3176]

  • Send Resumes to Pres. Clinton The Welfare Rights Organizing Coal. (2212 5.Jackson, Seattle, WA 98144) is mounting a campaign to show the President that "a job is the answer" doesn't make it true: that there are more people in poverty than there are livable wage jobs. They ask that you send a resume, with a cover ltr. if possible, to Clinton at the White House, 1600 Penn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20500. Send or fax (206/860-8825) a copy to the Coalition. [3177]

  • "State General Assistance Programs 1996," by Cori Uccello, Heather McCallum & Jerome Gallagher is available (no price given) from the Urban Inst., 202/857-8709. [3045]

  • "Substance Abuse & Welfare Reform Policy," by Julie Strawn (4 pp.), the first "Issue Notes" pub-lished by the Welfare lnf. Network, is available through the WIN Website: www.welfareinfo.org. [3047]

  • The Betrayal of the Urban Poor, by Helen Slessarev (256 pp., 1997) is available ($18.95 + s/h) from Temple Univ. Press, 800/447-1656. [3178]

  • "The Challenge of Moving from Welfare to Work: Depressed Labor Market Awaits Those Leaving the Rolls," by Jared Bernstein is Issue Brief #116 (March1997) from the Econ. Policy Inst., 1660 L St. NW, #1200, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-8810. The 4-pager may be available free. [3179]

  • "The Family Violence Option of the Personal Responsibility & Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996" is the theme of the March-April 1997 issue of Clearinghouse Review. Sub. inf. from the Nati. Clearinghouse for Legal Services, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60606-5013, 312/263-3830, E-mail: ncls@interaccess.com. [3180]

  • The Loyola Poverty Law Journal invites submissions (articles & book reviews). Contact them at 7214 St. Charles Ave., Campus Box 901, New Orleans, LA 70118, 504/861-5428, E-mail: gbalost@beta/loyno.edu. [3050]

  • The New Fiscal Federalism & the Social Safety Net: A View from California, by James Hosek & Robert A. Levine is available ($18) from RAND Distrib. Services, P0 Box 2138, Santa Monica, CA 90407, 310/451-6996. [3182]

  • The New Welfare Law: A Handbook for Community Organizers (43 pp., + Apps., 1997) is available (possibly free) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0519. [3052]

  • "The New Welfare Reform Law & Its Potential Effects on Maternal & Child Health" is available (no price listed) from the Assn. of Maternal & Child Health Programs, 1350 Conn. Ave. NW, #803, Wash., DC 20036, 202/775-0436. [3053]

  • "The Values We Live By: What Americans Want from Welfare Reform" (23 pp., 1997) is a 50-page, 1996 report from Public Agenda, based on a national survey & focus groups. Available ($10) from Public Agenda, 6 E. 39 St., NYC, NY 10016, 212/686-6610. [3054]

  • "The Worst Thing Bill Clinton Has Done" the sweeping critique of welfare "reform," by Peter Edelman (from the March 1997 Atlantic Monthly), who resigned as HHS Asst. Sec. in principled protest, is available from us with a SASE (55C). [3183]

  • "Trends in AFDC Participation Rates: Implications for Welfare Reform," by Gary Sandefur, Tom Wells & Harry Holzer are available ($3.50 each) from the Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Univ. of Wisc., Madison, WI 53706, 608/262-6358. [3184]

  • "Unequal Sacrifice: The Impact of Changes Proposed by the Advisory Council on Social Security," by Mark Weisbrot (23 pp., 1997) is available (possibly free) from The Preamble Ctr. for Public Policy, 172721 St. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/265-3263, E-mail: preamble@rtk.net [3055]

  • "Wealth Dynamics of American Families, 1984-1994," by Erik Hurst, Ming Ching Luoh & Frank Stafford available (possibly free) from the authors, Dept. of Econs. & Inst. for Social Research, Univ. Mich., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1220. [3057]

  • Web Site Resources on Welfare Reform: A list of 16 internet resource sites (Amer. Public WeIf. Assn., Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, Families USA, Urban Inst., Natl. Governors' Assn., etc.) is available (likely free) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [3061]

  • "What States' Implementation of the New Welfare Law Will Mean for Children with Mental or Emotional Disorders & Their Families" is the subject of 5 Dec. 1996 issue papers from the Bazelon Ctr. for Mental Health Law, 1101 15th St. NW, #1212, Wash., DC 20005-5002, 202/467-5730, E-mail: leec@bazelon.org. $11 for the set. [3062]

March/April 1997

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  • "A Guide to Charitable Choice: The Rules of Sec. 104 of the 1996 Federal Welfare Law Governing State Cooperation with Faith-based Service Providers" (30 pp., 1997) is designed to assist state authorities implement the new federal welfare rules governing their relations with faith-based social service providers. $5 from the Ctr. for Public Justice, 1835 H Forest Dr., Annapolis, MD 21401,410/ 263-5909, Email: cpjustice@aol.com [3019]

January/February 1997

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  • "National Dialogue on Poverty: What Does America Want?" (45 pp. + Apps, 1996) a report on local dialogues on poverty, is available (no price listed) from the NatI. Assn. of Comm. Action Agencies, 1100 17th St., #500, Wash., DC 20036, 202/ 265-7546, E-mail: nacaa@ix.netcom.com NACAA also has a new periodical, Issues & Opportunities Report. [2857]

  • "The 104th Congress; Less Money, Fewer Rules, More Power to the States" (38 pp., 1996) a summary of what happened to programs affecting low-income communities and a look at what might happen during the next Congress, is available ($5) from the Ctr. for Comm. Change, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0567. [2860]

  • "The Surety Net Delivers: The Effects of Gov't Benefit Programs in Reducing Poverty," by Wendell Primus, Kathryn Porter, Margery Ditto & Mitchell Kent (37 pp., 1996) "Bearing Most of the Burden: How Deficit Reduction During the 104th Congress Concentrated on Programs for the Poor," by (ex-PRRAC Board member) Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan & Marion Nichols (21 pp.' Dec. 1996); "Food Stamp Provisions of Welfare Law May Have Harsher Effect on Unemployed Adults Than Congress Intended" (5 pp., Oct. 1996) are all available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #5 10, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080, E-mail: center@center.cbpp.org. Contact them for prices. [2862]

  • "Time for a Wealth Tax?," by Edward N. Wolff appeared in the Feb/March Boston Review (a terrific publication, by the way: bi-monthly, $15 yr/. from E53-407, 30 Wadsworth St., MIT, Cambridge, MA 02139, 617/253-3642, E-mail: bostonreview@mit.edu). We'll send a copy of the article with a SASE. [2861]

  • "Typical Relief Check in 1996 Was Worth Half That of '70" headlined a Nov. 19, 1996, NY Times report on data from "The 1996 Green Book," the annual compendium on welfare, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other fed. programs, from the House Ways & Means Comm. A copy of the Times article is available from us with a SASE. The Green Book is available ($58) from the Sup. of Documents, P0 Box 371954, Pittsburgh, PA 15250-7954 (Stock #052-070-07066-8). [2863]

November/December 1996

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  • "For Hispanic Poor, No Silver Lining," by Steven Holmes (Oct. 13, 1996) is a short piece that appeared in the Sunday New York Times "News of the Week in Review" section. We'll send it to you with a SASE. [4181]

  • "An Analysis of the AFDC-Related Medicaid Provisions in the New Welfare Law," by Cindy Mann (10 pp., Sept. 1996) is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Washington, DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [4177]

  • "Welcome to Procrustes' House: Welfare Reform & Grandparents Raising Grandchildren," by Faith Mullen (Sept. 1996) is one of four articles in the Sept. 1996 Clearinghouse Review: Journal of Poverty Law, devoted to "Kinship Caregiving." Info from Natl. Clearinghouse for Legal Services, 205 W. Monroe St., 2nd flr., Chicago, IL 60603, 312/263-3830. [4186]

  • "Domestic Violence & Welfare Policy: The Need for Advocacy," by Martha Davis (2 pp., Aug. 20, 1996) is an article from Welfare News, a publication of the Ctr. for Social Welfare Policy & Law, available from us with a SASE. [4179]

  • "Waivers & Block Grant Implementation: Initial Questions" (7 pp., Aug. 1996) is a report from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Washington, DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [4185]

  • "Welfare Waivers Implementation: States Work to Change Welfare Culture, Community Involvement & Service Delivery" (56 pp., July 1996) is a July 1996 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-96-105), available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884, 202/512-6000. [4187]

  • "Earned Income Credit: Profile of Tax Year 1994 Credit Recipients" (44 pp., June 1996) is a GAO report (GAO/GGD-96-122BR), available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884, 202/512-6000. [4180]

  • "When Work Pays Better Than Welfare: A Summary of the Self-Sufficiency Project's Implementation, Focus Group & Initial 18 Month Impact Reports" (24 pp., March 1996) by the Social Research & Demonstration Corp., reporting on a Canadian Project, is available from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 3 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [4188]

  • The $30,000 Solution - A Gaurunteed Annual Income for Every American, by Robert Schutz (160 pp., 1996) offers a plan to tax unearned income (interest, dividens, rents, capital gains, winnings, gifts, inheritance & the rewards of crime) in order to provide what the title says. Available from Fithian Press, PO Box 1525, Santa Barbara, CA 93102, 800/662-8351. [4184]

  • "Back to Basics: Women's Poverty & Welfare Reform" is a 165 page report from the Wellesley Ctr. for Research on Women. Exec. Summary + fact sheet also available: 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02181, 617/283-2507. [4178]

  • Information About Poverty & Housing of Rural Women is a 2 page information sheet prepared by the Housing Assistance Council. Available from us with a SASE. [4182]

  • Rich Getting Richer, Poor Getting Poorer: Two recent studies documenting this are: "A Brief Look at Postwar US Income Inequality," from the US Census Bureau, Customer Services-Order Desk, Washington, DC 20233, 301/457-3842; "Who Pays?" (showing that low & middle income families pay a far greater share of their income in state & local taxes than do the wealthiest families), from Citizens for Tax Justice, 1311 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20005, 202/626-3780. [4183]

September/October 1996

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  • Bell Curve Bibliography Prof. Charles Davidson of the Rice Univ. Sociology Dept. (6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005-1892, 713/5274831, E-mail: soc@rice.edu) has prepared a ca. 275-item bibliography of commentary on the Charles Murray-Richard Herrnstein opus. Also check out a new Princeton Univ. Press book, Inequality by Design: Cracking the Bell Curve Myth, by Claude Fischer, Michael Hout, Martin Sanchez Jankowski, Samuel Lucas, Ann Swidler & Kim Voss, all of the UC-Berkeley Sociology Dept.-318 pp., $14.95 from the Press, 41 William St., Princeton, NJ 08540, 609/258-5165. (Reminder: PRRAC also has a ca. 300-page packet of the texts of Bell Curve reviews, commentaries, etc. $15 to cover copying/mailing costs.) [3969]

  • "Directory of Low Income Orgs. Working on Welfare" listing over 60 orgs. in 29 states, is available (free to low-inc. orgs. & advocacy orgs.) from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 275 Seventh Ave., #1205. NYC, NY 10001-6708, 212/633-6967. [3994]

  • Economic Security for All: How to End Poverty in the US (320 pp., 1996) is available (free, but donations solicited to defray costs of book production; cost $ 13/copy for printing + mailing) from the Econ. Security Proj., 509 Ellis St., SF, CA 94109, 415/ 749-0591, E-mail: whudson@igc.apc.org. Web edition: http://www.igc.apc.org.esp [3995]

  • Poverty & Death in the US - 1973 & 1991 from Epidemiology 1995; 6:490-497, which we noted in a previous issue of P&R, contained a significant calculation error. Contact co-author Nancy Krieger (Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave. Boston, MA 02115, 617/432-1571, E-mail: nkrieger@hsph.harvard.edu) for a copy of the published letter that pointed out the error & the authors' reply; a corrected version of the full manuscript will be published in the Interntl J. of Health Services. [3996]

  • "Poverty Reduction & the World Bank: Progress & Challenges in the 1990s" (142 pp., 1996) is available (no price listed) from The World Bank, 1818 H St. NW, Wash., DC 20433, 202/477-1234. According to the report, 131 billion people, more than one-fifth of the world's population, live on less than a dollar a day, a figure that is increasing. [3997]

  • "The ABCs of Welfare Reform: A Guide to the Personal Responsibility & Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996," by Candance Sullivan & Jule Sugarman (51 pp., 1996) is available ($22.50) from the Ctr. on Effective Services for Children, P0 Box 27412, Wash., DC 20038-7412, 202/785-9524. [3993]

  • "The Journal of Poverty: Innovations on Social, Political & Economic Inequalities" is a new, refereed biannual, eds, Keith Kilty, Virginia Richardson & Elizabeth Segal, first issue to appear Spring 1997. Subs. $21 .60/indivs. $28.80/ insts., $45/libs. Free sample to libraries & faculty with library recommendation authorization, from Haworth Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, 800/ 342-9678. [3999]

  • The Low Income Consumer: Adjusting the Balance of Exchange, by Linda Alwitt & Thomas Donley is a new Sage Publication book (P0 Box 5084, Thousand Oaks, CA 91359-9924). [4000]

  • The Natl. Dialogue on Poverty a project of the Natl. Assn. of Comm. Action Agencies, has available a Summary Report of its April 1996 Natl. Policy Forum on Poverty. The 19-page report is available (possibly free) from NACAA, 1100 17th St. NW, #500, Wash., DC 20036, 202/265-7546, E-mail: nacaa@ix.netcom.com [4001]

  • "The New Welfare Law," by David Super, Sharon Parrott, Susan Steinmetz & Cindy Mann (32 pp.) "The Timeline for Implementing the New Welfare Law," by Jocelyn Guyer, Cindy Mann & David Super (16 pp. + tables); "The Depth of the Food Stamp Cuts in the Final Welfare Bill" (5 pp.) are new publications from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1056. Contact them for prices and 1996 publications list. [4002]

  • Top Heavy: A Study of the Increasing Inequality of Wealth in America, by Edward Wolf (112 pp., 1996) is available from The New Press, 800/233-4830. [4003]

  • "Welfare Myths: Fact or Fiction? Exploring the Truth About Welfare" (46 pp.) is available ($10) from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 275 Seventh Ave., #1205, NYC, NY 10001-6708. [4004]

  • "Welfare Waivers Implementation - States Work to Change Welfare Culture, Community Involvement & Service Delivery" is a July 1996 GAO report (GAO/HEHS-96-105), available (free) from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015, 202/512-6000. [4006]

July/August 1996

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  • "Food Stamps & AFDC: A Double Life-Line for Low-Income Working Single Mothers," by Roberta Spalter-Roth & Enrique Soto (61 pp., April 1996) is available from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research, 1400 20th St. NW, #104, Washington, DC 20036, 202/785-5100. [3850]

  • "LEAP: Three-Year Impacts of Ohio's Welfare Initiative to Improve School Attendance Among Teenage Parents," by David Long, Judith Gueron, Robert Wood, Rebecca Fisher & Veronica Fellerath (17 pp., April 1996) is available from the Manpower Demonstration Research corp. 3 Park Ave., New York City, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [3853]

  • "Recruiting Welfare Recipients for Child Care Work: Not a Panacea" (24 pp., March 1996) is available from the Child Care Law Ctr., 22 Second St., 5th flr., San Francisco, CA 94105, 415/495-5498. [3856]

  • "Racing to the bottom? Recent State Welfare Initiatives Present Cause for Concern" (7 pp., Feb. 1996) is a report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Washington, DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [3855]

  • "Will States Maintain the Safety Net? Evidence from Bad Times & Good," by Liz McNichol & Iris Lav (7 pp., Feb. 1996) is a report from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 820 First St. NE, #510, Washington, DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [3860]

  • Fringe Banking: Check-Cashing Outlets: Pawnshops & the Poor, by John Caskey (192 pp., 1996) is available from the Russell Sage Foundation, 112 E. 64 St., New York City, NY 10021, 212/750-6038. [3851]

  • The War on the Poor: A Defense Manual, by Randy Albelda & Nancy Folbre (143 pp., 1996) is available from The New Press, 450 W. 41 St., NYC, NY 10036, 212/629-8802. [3858]

  • Workfare or Fair Work: Women, Welfare & Government Work Programs, by Nancy Rose (320 pp., 1996) is available from Rutgers Univ. Press, Bldg. 4161, Livingston Campus, PO Box 5062, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, 800/446-9323. [3861]

  • "Welfare 'Reform': Where Are the Jobs?" (4 pp., March 1995) is a report from the Natl. Jobs for All Coal., 475 Riverside Dr., #853, NYC, NY 10115, 212/870-3449. [3859]

  • Early Warning Signs ("documenting the impact of state and federal cuts to human services") is a periodical from the Conn. Assn. for Human Services & the Conn. Alliance for Basic Human Needs. Available from CAHS, 880 Asylum Ave., Hartford, CT 06105, 860/522-7762, email: hn3158@handsnet.org. [3849]

  • "Jobs, Welfare & Homelessness" and "Welfare Reform, 1995-1996: The Time Bomb Ready to Explode on California's Children," are publications of the S. Calif. Univ. Consortium on Homelessness & Poverty, the latter a 4 page fact sheet by Joel Handler. Both are available from the Weingart Ctr. Assn., 566 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90013, 213/627-9000. [3852]

  • "Something Old, Something New: A Case Study of the Post-Employment Services Demonstration in Oregon," by Toby Herr, Robert Halpern & Susan Wagner examines the adm. & org. changes required for a govt. welfare agency to keep current & former AFDC recipients in the workforce. $8 from Project Match, Erikson Inst., 420 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60611, 312/755-2250, x2296. [3857]

May/June 1996

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  • Let Them Eat Ketchup! The Politics of Poverty & Inequality, by Sheila D. Collins (160 pp., 1996) is available ($12) from Monthly Review Press, 122 W. 27 St., NYC, NY l0001, 212/691-2555. [3732]

  • "Policy Implications of Latino Poverty," by Maria Enchautegui is available through Prof. Ramon Torrecilha, 212/661-0280. [3733]

  • "Poverty & Income Trends: 1994," by Richard May & Kathryn Porter (93 pp., 1996) State Income Tax Burdens on Low-Income Families in 1995: Assessing the Burden & Opportunities for Relief," by Edward Lazere & Elizabeth McNichol (33 pp., April 1996); "Maine's Families: Poverty Despite Work," by Edward Lazere (51 pp., April 1996) are new Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities publications. Ordering inf. from the Ctr., 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #705, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [3735]

  • "Poverty & Social Inequality in San Francisco: Focus on Latino Families & Children," by Raquel Pinderhughes, Fred Tsui, Amy Wong, Ray Webster & Courtney Kerr is available ($15) from Prof. Pinderhughes, Urban Studies Prog., SF St. Univ., 1600 Holloway Ave., SF, CA 94132, 415/338-2875. [3736]

  • Poverty: A Global Review - Handbook on International Poverty Research, by Else Oyen, S. M. Miller & Syed Adbus (600 pp., 1996) is available ($67.40) from Scandinavian Univ. Press. 875 Mass. Ave., #84, Cambridge, MA 02139, 800/498-2877. [3734]

  • "Prisoners of Abuse: Domestic Violence & Welfare Receipt," by Jody Raphael (23 pp., 1996) the second report of the Women, Welfare & Abuse Project, is available, free, from The Taylor Inst., 915 N. Wolcott Ave., Chicago, IL 60622, 312/342-5510. [3737]

  • "The Welfare Reform Debate: Implications for Child Care," by Helen Blank is available (47 pp. $4.95) from the Children's Defense Fund, 25 F St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787. [3738]

  • "Welfare Reform" is the theme of the Winter 1995-96 Mott Exchange, containing a 17-page roundtable discus-sion by Mark Greenberg, (former PRRAC Board member) Robert Greenstein, Douglas Besharov, Thomas Corbett, Judith Gueron & Anna Kondratas, moderated by Neil Peirce, and an article, "Time-Limited Welfare Neither Cheap Nor Easy, Study Finds," by Carol Rugg. Copies free from the Charles Stewart Mott Fdn. 1200 Mott Fdn. Bldg., Flint, MI 48502-1851, 810/238-5651 [3739]

March/April 1996

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  • "A 34-page 'Wealth-Fare Reform Organizing Kit'" working to cut unproductive subsidies for America's wealthiest corps. & indivs. is available ($6) from Share the Wealth. 37 Temple Pt., 3rd flr., Boston, MA 02111, 617/423-2148. The kit features organizing resources around 2 important pieces of federal legislation: The Corporate Responsibility Act (HR. 2534)-which would cut $800 billion (sic) in unproductive subsidies-and the Income Equity Act (H.R. 620)- -which would increase the minimum wage and deny corps, the ability to deduct excessive salaries from their taxes. Also available: a bumper sticker saying "Cut Corporate Welfare." [3588]

  • "A Hand Up: How State Earned Income Credits Help Working Families Escape Poverty - 1996 Edition," by Iris Lav & Edward Lazere is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, 4705, Wash., DC 20002. 202/408-1080; contact them for price. [3589]

  • America Unequal, eds. Sheldon Danzinger & Peter Gottschalk has just been published by Harvard Univ. Press. 800/448-2242; $26. [3590]

  • "Federal Welfare Reform: A Preliminary Guide for States," by Nancy Ebb is available (no price listed) from Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787. [3591]

  • "Get Public Officials to Try Living on a Welfare" A 2-page account, from the Nov. 20, 1995, Boston Globe, on "Walk a Mile-NH," a program, developed at the Univ. Wash., to give policymakers a personal view of poverty, is available from us with a SASE. Get something like this going in your area - good PR, as well as a chance to do some genuine consciousness-raising. [3592]

  • "Massachusetts' Welfare Reform" a 29-page outline of the state's new welfare rules, is available (no price listed) from the Mass. Coal. for the Homeless, 288 A St., 4th flr., Boston, MA 02210, 617/737-3508. [3593]

  • "Poverty's Revolving Door" is a 2-page, Aug. 1995 Census Bureau Statistical Brief (SB/95-20), available from Marrina Shea, 301/763-8578. Also: "Beyond Poverty: Extended Measures of Well-Being: 1992" (4 pp., Nov. 1995, P70-50RV), by and from Shea; "Dynamics of Economic Well-Being: Income, 1991 to 1992" (4 pp., Aug. 1995, P70-49), by and available from Wilfred Masumura, 301/763-8576; "Getting a Helping Hand: Long-Term Participants in Assistance Programs" (2 pp., Nov. l995, SB/95-27), from Shea (see above). All are likely free. [3594]

  • "The CLASP Guide to Welfare Waivers, 1992-1995," by Steve Savner & Mark Greenberg (89 pp., 1995) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, 4150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [3595]

  • "The Dynamics of Welfare Stigma," by Robin Rogers-Dillon appeared in vol. 18, no.4 (1995) of Qualitative Sociology. Reprints of the 17-page article may be available from the author, 1917 Biltmore St. NW, Apt. H, Wash., DC 20009. [3597]

  • "The Path to Poverty: An Analysis of Women's Retirement Income" is a 12-page "1995 Mother's Day Report" from the Older Women's League, which also has available a publications list: 666 11th St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/783-6686. [3598]

  • Unintended Consequences: The Faces of Older Workers Cut Off from General Assistance is a photo documentary by Harvey Finkle, which will exhibit at the State Capitol in Harrisburg and at the Phila. Inst. of Contemporary Art. A 19-page publication of some of the photos & accompanying text is available (no price listed) from the project sponsor, Project HOME, 1515 Fairmount Ave., Phila., PA 19130, 215/232-7272. Finkle can be reached at 215/563-7271. [3599]

  • Welfare: Opposing Viewpoints is the title of h.s./college text in preparation by Greenhaven Press. If you have articles, documents, position papers, book excerpts, bibliographies to submit for inclusion, contact Annie Girton at Greenhaven, P0 Box 289009, San Diego, CA 92198-9009, 619/485-7424. If you would like your organization listed in the appendix, contact them as well. [3600]

  • "When Welfare Ends: Subsistence Strategies of Former GA Recipients - Final Report of the General Assistance Project," by Sandra Danzinger & Sherrie Kossoudji (43 pp., 1995) is available from the authors, Univ. of Mich. School of Social Work, 1065 Frieze Bldg., Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285; there is a charge. [3601]

January/February 1996

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  • "The Conference Agreement on the Welfare Bill" (18 pp., Dec. 1995) analyzing the freestanding welfare bill under consideration in Congress (1995) is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #705, Washington, DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [3713]

  • "Back to Basics: Women's Poverty & Welfare Reform" (Nov. 1995) is available from the Wellesley Ctr. for Research on Women, 106 Central St., Wellesley, MA 02181, 617/283-2461. [3707]

  • "Implementing Time-Limited Welfare: Early Experiences in 3 States," by Dan Bloom & David Butler (89 pp., Nov. 1995) is available from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 3 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10016, 212/532-3200. [3708]

  • "Unequal Shares: Recent Income Trends Among the Wealthy," by Isaac Shapiro (10 pp., Nov. 1995) is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #750, Washington, DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [3716]

  • "Wide Cast for Safety Net: Over Time, Middle Class As Well As Poor Rely on Entitlement Help," by Howard Chernick (16 pp., Nov. 1995) is a Briefing Paper, available from the Econ. Policy Inst., 800/EPI-4844. [3723]

  • "The Power to Shape the Future: An Analysis of Decision Making in the Regional Transportation Process & Impacts on the Urban Poor" (32 pp., Oct. 1995) available from Wendy Siegel, Chicago Inst. on Urban Poverty, 208 S. LaSalle, #1818, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/629-4500 x4525. [3715]

  • "A Profile of the AFDC Caseload in Wisconsin: Implications for a Work-Based Welfare Reform Strategy" (Sept. 1995) is available from the Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg. Univ. Wisc., Madison, WI 53706. [3710]

  • "The Poorest of the Poor: Female-Headed Households in Nonmetro America" (84 pp., Sept. 1995) is available from the Housing Assistance Council, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW, #606, Washington, DC 20005, 202/842-8600. [3714]

  • "Using a Plastic Card to Access Public Benefits: The Advocates' Guide to Electronic Benefits Transfer Systems" (127 pp., Sept. 1995) from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 275 Seventh Ave., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10001, 212/633-6967. [3718]

  • "Welfare to Work: Approaches That Help Teenage Mothers Complete High School" (32 pp., Sept. 1995) a GAO report (GAO/HEHS/PEMD-95-202) available from the US General Accounting Office, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884, 202/512-0006. [3721]

  • "Welfare to Work: Child Care Assistance Limited; Welfare Reform May Expand Needs" (32 pp., Sept. 1995) a GAO report (GAO/HEHS-95-220) available from the US General Accounting Office, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884, 202/512-0006. [3722]

  • "Public Policy/Private Pain: No Home, No Relief - The 90 Day Limit on Home Relief" (24 pp., May 1995) is a publication of SENSES (Statewide Emergency Network for Social & Economic Security), 275 State St., Albany, NY 12210, 518/463-5576. [3711]

  • "Infusing Humanity into Welfare Reform: A Statement of Principles for a New Social Contract" (61 pp., 1995) is available from HomeBase, 870 Market St., #1228, San Francisco, CA 94102, 415/788-7961. [3709]

  • Welfare in America: Christian Perspectives on a Policy in Crisis, by Stanley Carlson-Thies & James Skillen (604 pp., 1995) is available from Wm. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 255 Jefferson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, 800/253-7521. [3719]

  • "Welfare Reform: Guide to the Issues" (23 pp., 1995) from Twentieth Century Fund, 41 E. 70 St., NYC, NY 10021, 212/535-4441, email: xxthfund@ix.netcom.com. [3720]

  • "Race, Rat Bites & Unfit Mothers: How Media Discourse Informs Welfare Legislation Debate," by Lucy A. Williams appeared in the Fordham Urban law Journal. Reprints from the Journal, Fordham Law School, 140 W. 62 St., NYC, NY 10023, 212/636-6881. [3712]

  • "The Working Poor and Welfare Recipiency," by Madeline Kim [3677] See full text.

  • "Unintended Consequences: The Faces of Older Workers Cut Off General Assistance" offers the stories of several older Pennsylvanians aged 45-64, described by photojournalist Harvey Finkle, 215/563-7271. [3717]

November/December 1995

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  • Looking Before We Leap: Social Science & Wefare Reform eds. R. Kent Weaver & William Dickens, is a new Brookings book, with essays by Rebecca Blank, Evelyn Brodkin, Gary Burtless, Robert Reischauer, Robert Shapiro & others. $12.95 from Brookings, 800/ 275-1447. [4913]

  • "Poverty & Death in the US-1973 and 1991" by Robert Hahn, Elaine Eaker, Nancy Barker, Steven Teutsch, Waldemar Sosniak & Nancy Krieger, from the Sept. 1995 issue of Epidemiology, calculates that the extent of mortality due to poverty is of the same order as that attributed to tobacco (which HHS considers to be the leading cause of death in the US). Reprints from Nancy Krieger at the Dept. Health & Social Behavior, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02115, 617/432-1571, E-mail: nkrieger@hsph.harvard.edu. [4916]

  • "Poverty Areas" is a 4page, June 1995 Census Bureau Statistical brief, available (free) from Leatha Lamison-White, 301/7638578. A related June 1995 2-pager is "How Much We Earn-Factors That Make a Difference," also free, from Kirby Posey, 301/763-8576. [4915]

  • "The Leadership Conf. on Civil Rights" has a 2-page "Principles on Welfare Reform." Contact them at 1629 K St. NW, #1010, Wash., DC 20006, 202/466-3311. [4917]

  • "Welfare to Work: State Programs Have Tested Some of the Proposed Reforms" (32 pp., July 1995, GAO/ PEMD-95-26) is available, free, from the US General Accounting Office, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015,202/512-6000. [4919]

September/October 1995

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  • "62% of Enacted Rescission Bill Hits Low-Income Programs" by Pauline Abernathy (5 pp., rev. 7/27/95), is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities. [4595]

  • Amazing Grace: The Lives of Children & the Conscience of the Nation is Jonathan Kozol's book about families in the South Bronx. [4597]

  • "An Unraveling Consensus? An Analysis of the Effect of the New Congressional Agenda on the Working Poor" by Isaac Shapiro & Sharon Parrott (46 pp., July 1995), is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities. [4596]

  • "Case Studies on Economic Revitalization & Health Care" examines a cross-section of health care initiatives run by community-based organizations, available from the Comm. Info Exchange, 1029 Vermont Ave. NW, #710, Washington, DC 20005, 202/628-2981. [4618]

  • Chaos or Community? Seeking Solutions, Not Scapegoats, for Bad Economics by Holly Sklar (221 pp., 1995), is available from South End Press, 116 St. Botolph St., Boston, MA 02115, 617/266-0629. [4619]

  • "Doing Poorly: The Real Income of American Children in a Comparative Perspective" by Lee Rainwater & Timothy Smeeding (24 pp., Aug. 1995), part of the Luxembourg Income Study, available from Prof. Smeeding, 426 Eggers Hall, Syracuse Univ., Syracuse, NY 13244, 315/443-4526. [4598]

  • "Good News from the Grass Roots: State Welfare Programs that Work" covers the Oct. 1994 Amer. Public Welfare Assn. conf. and contains state-by-state profiles of the JOBS program in every state. For copies, contact Michelle Odom or Janet Gross at APWA, 202/682-0100. [4599]

  • "If It Seems Too Good To Be True, It Probably Is" by Michael Laracy, is an 11 page "observations on Rutgers University's initial evaluation findings that NJ's Child Exclusion Law has not reduced AFDC birth rates....contrary to previous claims by its supporters." Likely free, from the author at the Annie Casey Fdn., 701 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 20201, 800/222-1099. [4600]

  • "Issues in Establishing a Distribution Formula for a Cash Assistance Block Grant" by Mark Greenberg (14 pp.) is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Washington, DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [4601]

  • "Left to the Trender Mercies of the States: The Fate of Poor Families Under a Cash Assistance Block Grant" (15 pp., June 1995) and "Securing Access to Multilingual AFDC Procedures, Personnel & Notices" (14 pp., June 1995) are available from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 275 Seventh Ave., 6th flr., New York City, NY 10001, 212/633-6967. [4603]

  • "Low-Income Voters' Turnout Fell in 1994, Census Reports" was the headline of a June 11, 1995 New York Times story. The 4 page Census Bureau release is available from the Bureau's Pub. Info Office, 301/457-2794. [4604]

  • Measuring Poverty: A New Approach eds. Constance Citro & Robert Michael, is a 501 page report from the Natl. Research Council. [4605]

  • Racism & Organizing in Appalachia is a 12 page chapter, by Don Manning-Miller, from Fighting Back in Appalachia: Traditions of Resistance & Change, ed. Stephen L. Fisher, Temple Univ. Press, 1993. Contact the author at PO Box 267, Berea, KY 40403. [4614]

  • "State Income Tax Burdens on Low-Income Families & Opportunities for Relief" by Carol Cohen & Richard May (24 pp., June 1995), is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #705, Washington, DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [4593]

  • "The Advocacy Peer Council Manual" has been published by a homeless self-help group to assist homeless and low-income people to organize themselves into Advocacy Peer Councils, available from the Indiana Coal. for Housing & Homeless Issues, 902 N. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204, 317/636-8819. [4615]

  • "The Earned Income Tax Credit: A Target for Budget Cuts?" by Robert Greenstein (46 pp., June 1995), is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities. [4594]

  • "The Impacts of Welfare Reform in America's Cities & Towns" by Herbert Green, Jr. (22 pp., June 1995), is available from the Natl. League of Cities, 1301 Penn Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004, 202/626-3000. [4607]

  • "The Plain Talk Planning Year: Mobilizing Communities for Change" is a report prepared for the Annie Casey Foundation, by Lauren Kotloff, Phoebe Roaf & Michelle Alberti Gambone. Copies of the 7 page, Spring 1995 Exec. Summary are available from the Foundation, 701 St. Paul St., Baltimore, MD 21202, 410/547-6600. [4616]

  • "The Work Opportunity Act of 1995, S. 1120, Senate Republican Leadership Plan: Impacts & Provisions, Children & Family Effects, State & Federal Program Effects" is an August 1995 (21 pp.) document prepared by the Depts. of Health & Human Services, Agriculture, Labor, HUD & Social Security Admin. [4606]

  • This Is How We Live: Listening to the Poorest Families (175 pp., May 1995) tells the stories of poor families from the US, Guatemala, Thaliand, Burkina Faso & Germany, "showing why poor people should be considered the principal partners in their liberation from poverty." Available from Fourth World Publications, 7600 Willow Dr., Landover, MD 20785, 301/336-9489. [4609]

  • "Welfare Reform: An Analysis of the Issues" ed. Isabel Sawhill (72 pp., 1995), a compendium of the various "Welfare Briefs" listed in this and previous issues of P&R, available from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202/857-8687. [4610]

  • "Welfare to Work: Breaking the Cycle of Poverty" is available from the Children's Policy Inst. of West Virginia, PO Box 4387, 116B Kanawha Blvd. E., Charleston, WV 25364, 304/344-3970. [4611]

  • "Welfare to Work: Most AFDC Training Programs Not Emphasizing Job Placement" (96 pp., May 1995, GAO/HEHS-95-113) is available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884, 202/512-0006. [4612]

  • "Welfare to Work: Participants' Characteristics & Services Provided in Jobs" (32 pp., May 1995, GAO/HEHS-95-93) is available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884, 202/512-0006. [4613]

  • "When the Clock Doesn't Run: Exemptions & Extensions Granted by Each State Under Current Time-Limited Waivers" by Steve Savner, Mark Greenberg, Kristin Seefeldt & Rebecca Swartz (17 pp., July 28, 1995), is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy. [4602]

July/August 1995

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  • "1993 Poverty & Income Trends" by Richard May (93 pp., March 1995), is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities (see above item). [4843]

  • Assessing the Growth of California's General Assistance Program, by Ailee Moon & Leonard Schneiderman (208 pp., 1995), is available ($25) from the Calif. Policy Seminar, 2020 Milvia St., #412, Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/642-5514; an 8-page Brief version is available free, as is a publications list. [4841]

  • "Cash Assistance & Related Provisions in the Personal Responsibility Ad (HR 4)," by Sharon Parrott (25 pp., April 1995); "How Would States Have Fared if the Personal Responsibility Act's Cash Assistance Block Grant Had Been Enacted in 1989 and in Place During the Recession?" (2 pp. + table, April 1995); and "The Effects of the House Welfare Bill on Families Nationally & By State" (9 pp., May 1995) are available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol St. NE, #705, Wash., DC 20002,202/408-1080. Contact them for prices. [4842]

  • "Census Bureau Statistical Briefs: "Participants in Assistance Programs" (Nov. 1994; contact: Martina Shea, 301/763-8578); "Mothers Who Receive AFDC Payments-Fertility & Socioeconomic Characteristics" (March 1995; contact: Amara Bachu, 301/457-2449); "Poverty-Long & Short Term" (Dec. 1994, contact: Martina Shea, see above); "Income & Job Mobility in the Early 1990s" (March 1995; contact: Paul Ryscavage, 301/763-8573); "Two Different Worlds: Men & Women from 9 to 5" (Feb. 1995; contact: Ken Troske, 301/457-1839). [4846]

  • "Counterbudget 1995-96" 60 pp., 1995) is a NY State document, representing the views of a large network of human service, religious, labor & other orgs. $8 from Statewide Emerg. Network for Soc. & Econ. Security (SENSES), 275 State St., Albany, NY 12210-2101, 518/ 463-5576. [4848]

  • "Directory of National Anti-Poverty Organizations:" REAP (Research, Education & Action on Poverty), a new non-profit, is compiling an annotated directory of anti-poverty organizations that are national in scope. It will be made available in print and electronic form. To be included, inf. can be sent to REAP, 1511 K St., #235, Wash., DC 20005, 202/347-2220, email: REAPHQ@aol.com. Send as much inf. as possible, so programs and activities can be accurately described. REAPHQ@aol.com [4849]

  • "Earned Income Credit: Targeting to the Working Poor" (43 pp., March 1995, GAO/GGD-95-122BR) is available, free, from USGAO (see above item). [4867]

  • "General Assistance Programs: Gaps in the Safety Net," by Marion Nichols & Kathryn Porter (56 pp., March 1995), is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities (see second item above). [4844]

  • "Income/Wealth/Power Inequality: "Widening the Income Gap: Tax, Spending Cuts May Add to Inequality" was a front-page feature in the May 29, 1995 Wash. Post. Yours from us with a SASE. Also available from us with a SASE (55s) is Michael Lind's powerful 13-pagc essay, "To Have & Have Not: Notes on the American Class War," from the June 1995 Harpers Magazine. [4862]

  • "Moral Principles & Policy Priorities for Welfare Reform" is the March 1995 statement of the US Catholic Conf. Adm. Board. Avail. from them at 3211 4th St. NE, Wash., DC 20017,202/541-3200. [4850]

  • "Out of the Arms of Mothers," by Ann Hartman (16 pp., May 1995), is the Exec. Summary of a paper on "what will happen to children if proposed family income support cuts leave some parents unable to care for them?" Full paper is $5, Exec. Summary appears to be free, from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 275 7th Ave., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10001-6708, 212/633-6967. [4864]

  • Personal Responsibility Act Protest Letter. Adults who received welfare during childhood are being asked to sign a letter opposing the PRA. Contact Timothy Casey, 30 Waterside Plaza, Apt. 14J, NYC, NY 10010, 212/633-6967. [4851]

  • "Plausible Increase in Parental Employment Likely to Produce Only a Slight Decline In Child Poverty" is a 2-page digest from the March/ April 1995 issue of Family Planning Perspectives. Available from us with a SASE. [4852]

  • "Policy Implications of Latino Poverty," by Maria Enchautegui, is a 1995 report sponsored by the Comm for Public Policy Research on Contemporary Hispanic Issues of the Social Science Research Council. Available (no price listed) from The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037,202/833-7200. [4853]

  • "Poverty Measurement. Adjusting for Geographic Cost-of- Living Difference" (76 pp., March 1995; GAO/ GGD-95-64) is available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015. [4855]

  • "State-by-State Analyses of the House-Approved Welfare Bill:" The Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities has prepared a series of state-by-state fact sheet analyses showing how poor families would be affected by an AFDC block grant, a Child Nutrition block grant, cuts in food stamps and limits in benefits for low-income disabled children. Free copies available from CBPP (see third item above), or download them from HandsNet in the Children, Youth & Families/ Family Econ. Security/ Welfare Reform/ Federal Level: Analyses subforum. [4845]

  • "Statement on Key Welfare Reform Issues: The Empirical Evidence" (28 pp-, 1995) is available (likely free) from the Ctr. on Hunger, Poverty & Nutrition Policy, Tufts Univ., Medford, MA 02155,617/627-3956. [4857]

  • "The 100 Most Significant Books on US Hunger & Poverty" is a 1994 annotated list by James Chapin of World Hunger Year. $2 from WHY, 505 8th Ave., 21st flu., NYC, NY 10018,212/629-8850, WHY RIA@aol.com. Also available from them (no price listed) is a 6-page brochure on Hunger, Poverty & Homelessness ("Just the Facts') by WHY Exec. Dir. Bill Ayres. And they publish the good quarterly WHY Magazine, $13.50/yr. WHYRIA@aol.com [4858]

  • "The 100 Most Significant Books on US Hunger & Poverty" is a 1994 annotated list by James Chapin of World Hunger Year. $2 from WHY, 505 8th Ave., 21st flu., NYC, NY 10018,212/629-8850, WHYRIA@aol.com. Also available from them (no price listed) is a 6-page brochure on Hunger, Poverty & Homeless-ness ("Just the Facts') by WHY Exec. Dir. Bill Ayres. And they publish the good quarterly WHY Magazine, $13.50/yr. WHYRIA@aol.com. [4859]

  • "The Minimum Wage: Myths vs. Facts" is a 2-pager, from Ala. Coal. Against Hunger, PO Box 409, Auburn, AL 36830. [4865]

  • "the Personal Responsibility Ad: Irresponsible Public Policy" is an 8-pager, available (no price listed) from the Coal. for Human Needs, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0726 [4860]

  • "The Temporary Family Assistance Block Grant: Frozen Funding, Flawed Flexibility" by Mark Greenberg (21 pp., + apps., March 1995), is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [4861]

  • "Welfare Reform Briefs:" Recent issues of this 4-page Urban Inst. publication (April, May or June 1995) include "Reforming the Supplemental Security Income Program for Children," by Pamela Loprest; Who is Affected by Time Limits?," by LaDonna Pavetti; "State Response to Welfare Reform: A Race to the Bottom?," by Paul Peterson; "Increasing the Employment & Earnings of Welfare Recipients," by Robert Lerman; "Do Welfare Benefits Promote Out-of-Wedlock Childbearing".," by Gregory Acs; "A Block Grant Approach to Welfare Reform," by George Peterson; "Assessing the Personal Responsibility Act," by Sheila Zedlewski & Isabel Sawhill; "An Administrative Approach to Welfare Reform," by Lawrence Mead; "Will Welfare Recipients Find Work When Welfare Ends?," by Sandra Danziger & Sheldon Danziger; "Teenage Childbearing: The Trends & Their Implications," by Freya Sonenstein & Gregory Acs. May be free; contact the Inst. (see above item). [4854]

  • "Welfare to Work: Most AFDC Training Programs Not Emphasizing - Job Placement" is a May 1995 GAO report (GAO/ HEHS-95-113), available, free, from USGAO (see above item). [4856]

  • "Welfare to Work: Measuring Outcomes for JOBS Participants" (43 pp., April 1995, GAO/ HEHS-95-86) is available, free, from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015. [4866]

  • Working from the Margins: voices of Mothers in Poverty, by Virginia Schein (192 pp., 1995), is available ($17.95) from ILR Press, Cornell Univ., PO Box 6525, Ithaca, NY 14851-6525,607/ 277-2211. [4863]

May/June 1995

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  • "Devolution or Demolition: The Effect of the Personal Responsibility Act on Aid to Families with Dependent Children" (18 pp., April 1995) is available from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 1625 K St. NW, #1250, Washington, DC 20006, 202/293-8514, HN0660. [4426]

  • "Ending Corporate Welfare As We Know It," by Stephen Moore & Dean Stansel (23 pp., March 1995) is available from The Cato Inst., 1000 Mass. Ave. NW, Washington DC 20001, 202/842-0200. [4402]

  • "House Rescissions Would Hit Programs for the Poor" (8 pp., March 1995) is a paper from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol NE, #705, Washington DC, 20002, 202/408-1080. [4405]

  • "Welfare 'Reform'" Where are the Jobs?" (4 pp., March 1995) is a report available from the Natl. Jobs for All Coal., 475 Riverside Dr. #853, NYC, NY 10115, 212/870-3449. [4421]

  • "Low-Income Families: Comparisons of Incomes of AFDC & Working Poor Families," by Jane Ross (13 pp., Jan. 1995) (GAO/T-HEHS-95-63) is available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884. [4407]

  • The Work Alternative: Welfare Reform & the Realities of the Job Market, eds. Demetra Smith Nightingale & Robert Haveman (230 pp., Jan. 1995) is available from Univ. Press of America, 4720 Boston Way, Lanham, MD 20706, 800/462-6420. [4416]

  • "Welfare to Work: AFDC Training Program Spending Billions But Not Well Focused on Employment," by Jane Ross (8 pp., Jan. 1995) (GAO/T-HEHS-95-51) is available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884. [4423]

  • "The Road to Independence: A Blueprint for Welfare Reform in NY State: A Report of the NY State Welfare Reform Task Force" (46 pp. + Apps, Dec. 1994) chaired by Russell Sykes of the State Communities Aid Assn., may be available from Sykes, SCAA, One Columbia Pl., Albany, NY 12207, 518/463-1896, or Commr. Michael Dowling, NYS Dept. Social Services, 40 N. Pearl St., Albany, NY 12243. [4415]

  • "Welfare to Work: Current AFDC Program Not Sufficiently Focused on Employment" (41 pp., Dec. 1994) is a GAO Report (GAO/HEHS-95-28) available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884. [4424]

  • "Poor New Zealand: An Open Letter on Poverty," by Charles Waldegrave & Rosalyn Coventry (158 pp., 1987) "An Overview of Recent Research on Poverty in New Zealand," by Charles Waldegrave (34 pp., Dec. 1994), and other materials, some dealing with racial issues around the Maori and Asian Pacific Islanders, are available from Waldegrave, The Family Center, PO Box 31-050 Lower Hutt, Aotorearoa, NZ, tel: 64-4-5697112. [4412]

  • "A Look at AFDC Recipients" is a graphic showing marital status, education, children, race, average mo. payment per family, and % total state residents on AFDC, from the March 3, 1995 Washington Post. [4400]

  • Discriminatory Check-Cashing Practices: A Washington Post survey of 96 Washington-area Safeway supermarkets revealed lower cash-back limits in poorer neighborhoods. We'll send a copy of the March 29, 1995 article with an SASE. [4401]

  • "Fighting Poverty in America: A Study of American Public Attitudes" is available from the Ctr. for the STudy of Policy Attitudes, 11 Dupont Circle, #610, Washington, DC 20036, 202/232-7500. [4403]

  • "Getting Smart About Welfare" is an Issue Brief, available from the Ctr. for Women Policy Studies, 2000 P St. NW, #508, Washington, DC 20036. [4404]

  • "Implementing JOBS: The Participant's Perspective" is a new report from the Rockefeller Inst. of Govt. - SUNY, 411 State St., Albany, NY 12203, 518/443-5258. [4406]

  • "No Duty, No Floor: Permissible State Conduct Under the Temporary Family Assistance Block Grant," by Mark Greenberg is available from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW, #150, Washington DC, 20036, 202/328-5140. [4408]

  • Number of Poor Children Under Six Increased from 5 to 6 Million 1987-1992 is the Winter/Spring 1995 News & Issues publication from the Natl. Ctr. for Children in Poverty, 154 Haven Ave, NYC, NY 10032, 212/927-8793. [4409]

  • "Poverty Indicators: Ohio" and "Poverty Indicators: Cuyahoga County, Ohio" (1994) are available from George Zeller, Council for Econ. Opps. in Gtr. Cleveland, 668 Euclid Ave, #700, Cleveland, OH 44114, 216/696-9077. [4413]

  • "The Myth of Welfare Magnets," by James Johnson, Jr., David Grant & Walter Farrell, Jr. appeared in the June 1994 issue of State Government News. Using 1990 Census PUMS data, the study shows that "for the nation as a whole and irrespective of whether the states offer low, medium, or high benefits, the number of interstate African American migrants who receive public assistance is small and not worth the media attention and public policy attention it receives." [4414]

  • "Welfare Dependence: Concepts, Measures & Trends," by Peter Gottschalk & Robert Moffitt shows that "when measured as the total time an individual is on welfare or as the percentage of a person's income that derives from welfare, welfare dependency among women did not increase between 1974 and 1987, contrary to popular perception." Available from the Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Univ. Wisc., Madison, WI 53706, 608/262-6358. [4417]

  • "Welfare Reform" is a 2 page "talking points" paper from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, 908 Penn. Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20003, 202/675-2060. [4420]

  • "Welfare Reform: Implications of Proposals on Legal Immigrants' Benefits" (GAO/HEHS-95-58) is available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884. [4419]

  • "Welfare That Works: The Working Lives of AFDC Recipients," by Heidi Hartmann, Roberta Spalter-Roth, Lois Shaw & Beverly Burr is available from the Inst. for Women's Policy Research, 1400 20th St. NW, #104, Washington, DC 20036, 202/785-5100. [4422]

  • "Welfare, Out-of-Wedlock Childbearing and Poverty: What Is the Connection?," by Sharon Parrott & Robert Greentstein is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol NE, #705, Washington, DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [4418]

  • "When Welfare Ends: Subsistence Strategies of Former GA Recipients," by Sandra Danziger & Sherrie Kossoudji the Final Report of the General Assistance Project, is available from authors, Univ. Mich. School of Social Work, 1065 Frieze Bldg., Ann Arbor, MI 48109. [4425]

March/April 1995

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  • "A Welfare Reform Based on Help for Working Parents" is a 4 page, Jan. 1995 proposal from the Economists' Policy Group for Women's Issues, co-chaired by Barbara Bergmann of American Univ. & Heidi Hartmann of the Inst. for Women's Policy Studies. For a copy and a list of the 60+ signers, contact IWPR, 1400 20th St. NW #104, Washington, DC 20036, 202/785-5100. [4493]

  • A Welfare Reform Briefing Book is available from the Children's Defense Fund, 25 E St. NW, 202/628-8787. [4494]

  • America's New War on Poverty the 250 page guidebook produced to accompany the 5-part TV PBS series by Blackside Productions, is available from KQED, 2601 Mariposa St., San Francisco, CA 94110, 415/864-2000. [4495]

  • "Domestic Violence: Telling the Untold Welfare-to-Work Story" by Jody Raphael (12 pp., Jan 1995) is available from The Taylor Inst., 915 N. Wolcott Ave, Chicago, IL 60622, 312/342-5510. [4496]

  • "Facing the Next Recession Alone: Can States Afford a $20 Billion Cut in Federal Aid?" examines how the "Contract With America" proposal to convert AFDC to a block grant affects state budgets. Hardest hit would be TX, CA, FL, AZ, NY, WA & PA; only 3 states - MI, WI, LA - would not lose funds. Free from the AFSCME Policy Dept., 1625 L St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202/429-1155. [4497]

  • "Individual Development Accounts: Emergence of an Asset-Based Policy Innovation" by Karen Edwards & Michael Sherraden (27 pp., Nov. 1994), is available from Prof. Sherraden, Ctr. for Social Development, Campus Box 1196, 1 Brookings Dr., Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO 63130, 314/935-7433. [4498]

  • "Looking Beyond 30, 60, & 90 Days" by Douglas Besharov, from vol. 16, no. 5/6 (1994) of Children & Youth Services Review, is available from the author at the American Enterprise Inst., 1150 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20036, 202/862-5800. [4499]

  • "Poverty in the US - Changes Between the Censuses" is a 4 page, Aug. 1993 Census Bureau Statistical Brief, available through Kathleen Short or Kirby Posey, 301/763-8214. [4500]

  • Racism in the Lives of Women: Testimony, Theory & Guides to Anti-Racist Practice, by Jeanne Adelman & Gloria Enguidanos (326 pp., 1994) is available ($22.70) from Haworth Press, 10 Alice St., Binghamton, NY 13904-1580, 800/342-9678. They also publish the quarterly Journal of Multicultural Social Work, subs: $40 indivs., $60 insts., $75 libraries, and have a catalogue of publications on "ethnic, multicultural & cross-cultural perspectives on health & mental health." [4374]

  • "Statement on Key Welfare Reform Issues: The Empirical Evidence" (36 pp., 1995) is available from the Ctr. on Hunger, Poverty & Nutrition Policy, Tufts Univ., Medford, MA 02155, 617/627-3956. [4501]

  • "Talking Welfare Reform: Media Guide" by Vivian Todini (15 pp., 1994) is available from NOW LDEF, 99 Hudson St. #1201, New York City, NY 10013, 212/925-6635. [4502]

  • The Grassroots Struggle for Change is the theme of the Fall 1994 issue of Georgia Poverty Journal, periodically published by the Georgia Legal Service Program at 161 Spring St. NW, 5th flr., Atlanta, GA 30303, 404/656-6021. [4507]

  • The Largest Gaps Between Rich and Poor is a map/chart of the US from the Jan. 15, 1995 New York Times, depicting the ratio between the average annual income earned by the richest and poorest fifth of the population. The least disparity was in Manassas Park City, VA, the greatest disparity was in Manhattan. We'll send a copy of the item with a SASE. [4503]

  • "The Poverty Contracts: Follow an Oregon Family from Welfare Dependency to Self-Sufficient Employment" by John Chylek (9 pp. + app., 1994), is available from Blackbird Press, PO Box 11355, Eugene, OR 97440, 503/484-0420. [4504]

  • "Welfare Reform Waiver Granted to States: A State by State Summary" is available from the Natl. Assn. of Social Workers Info Center.-219, 750 1st St. NE #700, Washington, DC 20002, 202/336-8284. [4505]

  • "Welfare to Work: Current AFDC Program Not Sufficiently Focussed on Employment" is a Dec. 1994 GAO study (GAO/HEHS-95-28), available from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884. [4506]

January/February 1995

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  • A Study of Welfare Reforms under consideration or being implemented in 48 states is available ($19.50) from the Natl. Governors Assn., 444 N. Capitol St., Wash., DC 20001-1512. [4246]

  • "Contract with Disaster: The Impact on States of the Personal Responsibility Act," by Mark Greenberg (26 pp., 1994) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [4250]

  • "Do Welfare Magnets Attract?," by Russell Hanson & John Hartman uses Current Population Survey data to show that poor people do not move from one state to another to receive more public assistance. Available ($3.50) from the Inst. for Research on Poverty, 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Univ. of Wisc., Madison, WI 53706, 608/262-6574. [4256]

  • "Economic Self-Sufficiently: The Minimum Cost of Family Support in Nebraska, 1994," by Patricia Funk (20 pp., 1994) is available (no price listed) from Nebraska Ctr. for Legal Services, 1303 H St., Lincoln, NE 68501, 402/477-6680, HN2280. [4257]

  • "Materials & Sources Related to the Family Support Act" (48 pp., 1994) is available (no price listed) from Clemencia Cosentino de Cohen, The Urban Inst., 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037, 202/857-8643. [4259]

  • "Nanny Tax Lets Poor Pay, Rich Profit" a "Viewpoint" article from the Nov. 13, 1994 Sunday NY Times Business Section, by Marc Linder & Larry Norton. is a critique of newly passed "Zoe Baird bill." The new law serves to make life easier for employers but deprives low-income workers who clean their houses and take care of their children of disability insurance and old-age pension credits under Social Security. A copy of the 1-pager is available from us with a SASE. [4260]

  • "Poverty & the U.S. Asian Population," by Sharon M. Lee (19 pp.) appeared in the Sept., 1994 Social Science Quarterly. Reprints may be available from Prof Lee, Dept. of Sociology, Univ. Richmond, Richmond, VA 23173, 804/289-8074. [4264]

  • "Poverty in NewYork City, 1993: An Update," by Terry Rosenberg (75 pp., 1994) is a working paper available ($10) from the Comm. Service Society, 105 E. 22 St., NYC, NY 10010, 212/614-5322. Using March 1993 CPS data, the study reports that 1 in 6 New Yorkers is now in "extreme poverty" -annual income less than $10,751 for a family of 4. [4262]

  • The Poor People's Congress is a "100-Day 'Campaign to Awaken the Conscience of America.' Its four-fold purposes are: 1) To Insure the first 100 days of the 104th Congress do not harm poor people; 2) To provide a vehicle for the voices of poor people to be included in legislative deliberations; 3) To reframe the public debate from scapegoating poor people to reducing poverty; 4) To break popular stereotypes about poverty, poor people and anti-poverty programs. Their kick-off event, with over 1,000 people, was held on the Capitol steps Christmas Day, and starting Jan. 4 they will hold daily "People's Hearings." They are seeking 14-20 organizational Team Leaders to coordinate each week of the 100 days. lnf. from Leonard Adler, Research, Education & Action on Poverty. P0 Box 50832, Wash., DC 20001, 202 371-0025. [4254]

  • Two Americas: Comparisons of US Child Poverty in Rural, Inner City & Suburban Areas has been published by the Ctr. on Hunger, Poverty & Nutrition, Tufts Univ., Medford, MA 02155, 617/627-3956 (no price listed). [4265]

  • Wasting America's Future: The Children's Defense Fund Report on the Costs of Child Poverty, by Marian Wright Edelman & Robert Solow (192 pp., 1994) is available ($19) from CDF Pubs., 25 F St. NW, Wash., DC 20011. [4266]

  • Welfare Reform (?) is a free monthly, available from the Cir. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 275 Seventh Ave., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10001-6708, 212/633-4967, HN0125. They also have available a publications list. [4267]

  • When Drug Addicts Have Children: Recovering Child Welfare's Response, by Douglas J. Besharov (300 pp.) has been published jointly by the Child Welfare League of America & AEI Press. Among the contributors are former PRRAC Social Science Advisory Board members, Ronald Mincy, Lorraine Klerman & Michael Wald. $26.95 + s/h (with free 15-day trial period) from CWLA, c/o CSSC, PO Box 7816, 300 Raritan Ctr. Pkwy., Edison, NJ 08818-7816, 908/225-1900. [4268]

November/December 1994

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  • "A Study of General Assistance in Norwich, Connecticut," by Irene Glasser (80 pp., June 1994), is available (no price listed) from Prof. Glasser, Dept. of Soc./Anthrop., E. Conn. St. Univ., Willimantic, CT 06226, 203/465-5227. [6643]

  • Building Community Capacity: The Potenial of CommunityFoundations, by Stephen E. Mayer (222 pp., 1994), is available ($20.50) from Rainbow Research, 621 W. Lake St., Mpls., MN 55408, 612/824-0724. [6650]

  • "Geographic Variations in Poverty Levels" The GAO has issued a report (GAO/HEHS-94-165, May, 1994), "Federal Aid: Revising Poverty Statistics Affects Fairness of Allocation Formulas," on the impact of revising counts of people in poverty by adjusting the official poverty line for geographic differences in the cost of living. Available (free) from USGAO, PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20884-6015. [6644]

  • "Living at the Bottom: An Analysis of 1994 AFDC Benefit Levels" 43 pp., June 1994) is available ($10) from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 275 Seventh Ave., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10001-6708, 212/633-6967. [6645]

  • Stewardship for Pubic Life: Domestic Poverty & Human Needs is the quarterly newsletter of the Presbyterian Church Wash. Office, 110 Maryland Ave. NE, Wash., DC 20002, 202/543-1126. No price listed. [6646]

  • Symposium: Poverty Law and Policy is the 400-page, June 1993 issue of The Georgetown Iaw Journal. The 6 articles are by Peter Edelman, Fran Ansley, Peter Pitegoff, Lucie White, Lynn Stout, and E. Douglass Williams/Richard Sander, accompanied by several student contributions. The issue is $19, from William Hein & Co., 800/828-7571. [6647]

  • Undersfmdutg the Nature of Poverty in Urban America, by James Jennings (209 pp., 1994), has just been published by Praeger. [6648]

  • Welfare Policy & Practice is the special issue (vol. 16, no. 4) of Practicing Anthropology. $5 indiv., $7 inst. from SfAA Business Office, PO Box 24083, Oklahoma City, OK 73124, 405/843-5113. [6649]

September/October 1994

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  • "Earned Income Credit" The Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities has available a one pager showing the number of families receiving EIC and the number of EIC dollars received, 1987-92. Contact the Ctr., 777 N. Capitol St. NE #705, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [5061]

  • Library Bulletin is a new, free, monthly publication from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law that summarizes recent publications, court decisions and federal policy materials on welfare issues. Contact Ramon Curva at the Ctr., 275 Seventh Ave., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10001-6708,212/ 633-6967. [5062]

  • "Making the Case for a State Earned Income Tax Credit: A County by County Profile of New York State Claimants" (12 pp. + ca. 60 pp. of indiv. county data, Feb. 1994) is available (no price listed) from Russ Sykes, State Communities Aid Assn., 1 Columbia Pl., Albany, NY 11207,518/463-1986. The report was instrumental in securing passage of a NYS EITC beginning in Tax Year 1994. [5063]

  • New Directions for Reducing Urban Poverty is a new newsletter covering research, resources & program ideas from the Natl. League of Cities' Urban Poverty, Econ. Dev. & Cities Project. Likely free, from Phyllis Furdell, NLC, 1301 Penn. Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20004, 202/626-3030. [5064]

  • "No Work, No Welfare: Able-Bodied Men on the Streets of Chicago-Meeting the Employment and Training Needs of the City's Destitute Men" (50 pp., Aug. 1993) is available (no price listed) from The Chicago Inst. on Urban Poverty, 208 S. LaSalle St. #1818, Chicago, IL 60604, 312/629-4500 x4525. [5065]

  • "The Administration's Welfare Reform Proposal-Two Years and What" (31 pp., July, 1994) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 275 Seventh Ave., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10001-6708, 212/633-6967. They also have available a 400-page packet of materials collected for their July, 1994 conference on welfare reform: $25. [5066]

  • "The Clinton Welfare Reform Plan: Will It End Poverty As We Know It" by Robert Haveman & John Karl Scholz (IRP Discussion Paper #1037-94, July 1994), is available ($3.50) from the Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Univ. Wisconsin, Madison, W1 53706, 608/262-6358. [5067]

  • "The Impoverished Politics of Poverty" by Thomas Sugrue, from the Winter, 1994 issue of the Yale J. of Law & the Humanities, a critical review of recent books on urban poverty by Lawrence Mead and Christopher Jencks, is available (with a 52c SASE) from Sugrue, Univ. of Penn., 207 College Hall, Phila., PA 19104-6379, 215/898-0293. [5068]

  • "The President's Working Group on Welfare Reform" has available a 5-page summary of the Clinton reform proposal. Available (likely free) from the Office of the Asst. Sec. for Planning & Eval., HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW #404E, Wash., DC 20201. [5069]

  • "Understanding the Clinton Welfare Bill: Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Teen Parents," by Jodie Levin-Epstein (15 pp., July 1994), is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [5070]

  • "Understanding the Clinton Welfare Bill: Two Years and Work" by Mark Greenberg (37 pp., July 1994), is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy 1616 P St. NW #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [5071]

  • "Welfare & Out-Of-Wedlock Births: A Research Summary" is a 2-pager disputing the contention that welfare is a major cause of out-of-wedlock births. The statement, designed to refute the claims of Charles Murray and others, was signed by a veritable "who's who" of the social science research community, including Elijah Anderson, Rebecca Blank, Larry Bobo, Martha Burt, Sheldon Danziger, Greg Duncan, Ren Farley, Irv Garfinkel, Peter Gottschalk, Robert Haveman, Jennifer Hochschild, Christopher Jencks, Alfred Kahn, Jeff Lehman, Richard Nathan, Melvin Oliver, Lee Rainwater, Gary Sandefur, Theda Skocpol, Marta Tienda, and William Julius Wilson. Well send a copy with a SASE. [5073]

  • "Welfare Reform Proposals, Brief Descriptions" by Vee Burke of the Congressional Research Service, describes and compares the 24 welfare reform bills introduced in the 103rd Congress (through July 15). The 51-page document (#94-638 EPW) is available through your Congressional representative. [5074]

July/August 1994

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  • "Do Welfare Magnets Attract?" by Russell Hanson & John Hartman (Discussion Paper 1028-94, 1994), is available ($3.50) from IRP 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Univ. Wisc., Madison, WI 53706,608/262-6358. The paper documents that poor people do not move from one state to another to receive greater AFDC benefits. [5332]

  • "Ending Poverty As We Know It: The Case for Child Support Enforcement" is a new report from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, $12 (+6% sales tax for DC residents) from CLASP, 1616 P St. NW #150, Wash., DC 20036,202/ 328-5160. [5333]

  • "Nets, Ladders & Bridges: Expanding Welfare Reform Options" (18 pp., 1994) is a policy paper from Women's Self-Employment Proj., 166W. Washington St. #730, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/606-8255; no price listed: [5336]

  • "On Wisconsin? What's Wrong With the `Work Not Welfare' Welfare" by Mark Greenberg, is available ($8) from CLASP 1616 P St. NW #150, Wash., DC 20036,202/ 328-5160. [5334]

  • "Portrait of Poverty" Community Action of Minneapolis is compiling comprehensive poverty data for the purposes of dispelling myths and supporting public and legal advocacy. They intend to collect data annual and are looking for any idea on how to shape the project and any outstanding models available for their use. Contact Margaret Shulman, CAM, 401 Second Ave. S., Mpls, MN 55401-2307,612/348-8858. [5345]

  • Profiting NYC Households Receiving Public Assistance The United Way of NYC is undertaking such a profile, for the City's Human Resources Adm. They are using 1980 and 1990 PUMS data and would like to identify other studies on this topic using PUMS data. Contact Hongsook Eu, United Way of NYC, 99 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10016-1503,212/973-3800. [5337]

  • "Public Attitudes Towards Welfare Reform: A Summary of Key Research Findings" 1 Geoffrey Garin, Guy Molyneux & Linda DiVall c Peter D. Hart Research Ass( & American Viewpoint (11 pp.), reports findings from a public opinion research project ( that included a telephone survey of 1020 registered voters and 8 focus groups. It was commissioned by the Ctr. or Budget & Policy Priorities, Ctr. for Law & Social Policy Jt. Ctr. for Pol. & Econ. Studies, Natl. Council of La Raza and the Children's Defense Fund. Further inf. from Susan Steinmetz or Alison Pion at the Ctr. on Budget..., 777 N. Capitol St NE #705, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [5344]

  • "Public Policy/Private Pain: Women & Welfare Reform, 1994" summarizes testimony presented at ten regional "Public Hearings for the People" organized last Fall by the (NY) Statewide Emergency Network for Social & Econ. Security. The 30-page document is available (no price listed) from SENSES, 275 State St., Albany, NY 12210-2101,518/463-5576. [5338]

  • "Status of the Administration's Welfare Reform Proposal" (27 pp. April 29, 1994) is available (no price listed) from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 275 Seventh Ave., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10001-6708, 212/ 633-6967. [5339]

  • The Georgetown Journal on Fighting Poverty is a new semi-annual publication out of the Georgetown Univ. Law Center. The first two issues are out. Vol. 1, no, 1 (181 pp., 1993) concentrated on welfare reform and advice to the Clinton Administration from advocates. Vol. 1, no. 2 (155 pp., 1994) focusses on home-lessness. The journal features poetry, interviews and other direct voices of poor people. $25/yr. from 600 NJ Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/ 662-9425. [5340]

  • "The Jury is Still Out: An Analysis of the Purported Impact of New Jersey's AFDC Child Exclusion ("'Family Cap') Law" by Michael Laracy (8 pp.), is available with a 98c 9" x 11" SASE from CLASP 1616 P St. NW #150, Wash., DC 20036,202/ 328-5160. [5335]

  • "The Poor Pay More ... For Less" is a 4-part report from the Public Advocate for the City of NY (1 Center St., NYC, NY 10007, 212/669-7200; or NYC Dept.Consumer Affairs, Communications Dept., 42 Broadway, NYC, NY 10004). Part 1: Grocery Shopping; Part 2: Auto Liability Insurance; Part 3: Home Improvement Contracting; Part 4: Financial Services. [5341]

  • "Unheard Voices: Participants Evaluate the Jobs Opportunities & Basic Skills (JOBS) Program" is a 64-page study by the Coalition on Human Needs. $10 from the Coalition, 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007 202/342-0726. [5342]

  • "Welfare Benefits & Family-Size Decisions of Never-Married Women," by Philip Robins & Paul Fronstin, is Discussion Paper 1022-93 (1993), available ($3.50) from the Inst. for Research on Poverty, 1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Univ. Wisc., Madison, WI 53706,608/262-6358. [5331]

  • "What Happened to Former GA Recipients?" by Sandra Danziger & Sherrie Kossoudji (79 pp. + app.), reports the results of Michigan's elimination of thi income support program. Available (likely free) from Prof. Danziger, Univ. of Michigan ( School of Social Work, 1065 Frieze Bldg., Ann Arbor, Mi: 48109-1285,313/764-3309. [5343]

May/June 1994

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  • "A Model for Low-Income Communities: The NY Earned Income Tax Credit Outreach Campaign" by Fred Newdom (15 pp. + apps.), is available ($3) from the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies, Att: PAR Dept., 281 Park Ave. S., NYC, NY 10010, 212/777-4800. [5278]

  • "A Program to End Poverty Through Income and Job Opportunities" a welfare reform alternative prepared by Legal Services attorneys, is available (likely free) from Steve Savner, Mass. Law Reform Inst. (69 Canal St., Boston, MA 02114, 617/742-9250). [5279]

  • "Another Perspective on Welfare Reform: Conversations with Mothers on Welfare" (12 pp., April 1994) presents the results of a series of focus group sessions. Contact Jan Hagen, Nelson Rockefeller Inst. of Govt., SUNY, Albany, NY, 518/442-5336. [5280]

  • "Decoding Welfare Reform" by Mimi Abramovitz & Fred Newdom, is a 12-item "myths vs. facts" 2-pager from the April 1994 City Limits; we'll send a copy with a SASE. [5281]

  • "Full-time Work = Poverty: A Census Bureau Statistical Brief" (March 1994) shows that in 1992 18% of the nation's 81 million year-round full-time workers earned less than the "low earnings threshold," a modified version of the poverty level; and that this represented a 50% increase over the proportion with low earnings in 1979. Well send a copy of the 4-pager with a SASE. [5282]

  • "Jobless, Penniless, Often Homeless: State General Assistance Cuts Leave `Employables' Struggling for Survival" (Feb. 1994) is available from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 275 Seventh Ave., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10001-6708, 212/633-6967. [5283]

  • "Moving From the Margins: Puerto Rican Men and Family Poverty" presents the fast-year findings of the Natl. Council of La Raza's Puerto Rican Young Men & Poverty Project. 40 pp., $7.50 from NCLR, 810 First St. NE #300, Wash., DC 20002, 202/289-1380. [5284]

  • "Poor Preschool-Aged Children: Numbers Increase but Most Not in Preschool" is a July 1993 GAO report (GAO/HRD-93-111BR) to Sen. Christopher Dodd's Subcomm. on Children, Families, Drugs & Alcoholism Available from Sen. Dodd's office, 202/224-3121. [5286]

  • "Status of Administration?s Welfare Reform Proposal" is an 11-page March 28, 1994 memo from the Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law, 1029 Vermont Ave. NW #850, Wash., DC 20005-3592, 202/347-5615. [5287]

  • "Striking Out: House Republicans Offer a Troubling Vision for Welfare Reform" by Mark Greenberg, analyzes HR3500, the House Repub-lican welfare bill. $8 from Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, 1616 P St. NW #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140. [5288]

  • "Teen Pregnancy, Welfare & Poverty: Myths v. Facts" is a 3-pager available from (PRRAC grantee) Diana Pearce, Wider Opportunities for Women, 1325 G St. NW, Lower Level, Wash., DC 20005-3104, 202/638-3143. [5290]

  • "The Poverty Industry" by Mike Hudson, is a 12-page article, from the Fall, 1993 issue of Southern Exposure, that looks at banks, pawn shops, check cashers and other elements of the huge industry preying on poor people. We'll send you a copy with a SASE. [5291]

  • "The Values of Welfare Reform" (44 pp., Jan., 1994) the report of the Amer. Public
    Welfare Assn.'s Task Force on Self-Sufficiency. Available (no price listed) from APWA, 810 1st St. NE #500, Wash., DC 20002-4267, 202/682-0100. [5292]

  • Welfare Realities: From Rhetoric to Reform by Mary Jo Bane & David Ellwood, is a new Harvard U. Press book. [5293]

  • "Welfare Reform Issue Brief" (25 pp. March 1994) examines the implications of welfare reform proposals on Hispanics. Available (no price listed) from the Poverty Project, Natl. Council of La Raza. [5285]

March/April 1994

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  • "Administration's Welfare Reform Draft:" The 31-page "Confidential Draft Discussion Paper" from the federal Working Group on Welfare Reform, Family Support & Independence is available ($3) from the Natl. Assn. of Child Advocates, 1625 K St. NW #510, Wash., DC 20006, 202/828-6950. [5202]

  • Budget Cuts: The Ford, Annie Casey & Mott Foundations have just awarded grants to help 11 nonprofits that monitor state government strengthen their capacity to analyze state tax and expenditure policies. The grantees are in AL, AZ, GA, IL, ME, MA, MI, NY, NC, TX and WA. Detailed inf. from Michael Lipsky at Ford, 320 E. 43 St., NYC, NY 10017,212/573-4786. [5203]

  • DC's War on the Poor: "Cold, Harsh and Unending Resistance: The District of Columbia Government's Hidden War Against Its Poor and Its Homeless" (346 pp., Nov. 1993) documents the District's refusal and/or inability to administer its own social programs to ensure that poor families and especially poor children are properly cared for and sheltered. The issue is examined through the prism of litigation brought by poor and homeless residents of the District against the DC government. 20 pending cases-on foster care, emergency shelter, public housing, public benefits, mental health, juvenile justice and prison conditions-are documented. $17.90 from the Wash. Legal Clinic for the Homeless, 1800 Mass. Ave. NW, 6th flr., Wash., DC 20036, 202/872-1494. [5204]

  • The Ctr. for Law & Social Policy publishes several, periodicals: ChildNet Update " (for the Natl. Campaign for Child Support Enforcement Assurance): States Update (on state welfare reform develop-ments); Family Matters (a quarterly report on welfare initiatives). Contact CLASP at 1616 P St. NW #150, Wash., DC 20036,202/328-5140. [5205]

January/February 1994

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  • Brutal Need Lawyers and the Welfare Rights Movement, 1960-1973 by Martha Davis of the NOW Legal Defense & Educ. Fund (187 pp., 1993, $26.50), is available from Yale Univ. Press, 92A Yale Sta. New Haven, CT 06520, 203/432-0964. [4954]

  • "New Ctr. on Budget Poverty Publications: "Poverty Remains High in 1992 Despite Economic Recovery" (9 pp., Oct. 1993) comments on the Census Bureau's 1992 report on poverty; "Attempts to Dismiss the Census Poverty Data," by PRRAC Board member Robert Greenstein (1 pp., Sept. 1993), refutes the Heritage Foundation's perm attempts to downplay the Census Bureau's annual poverty data report; and "Number of [Health] Uninsured Rises," by Laura Summer (4 pp., Oct. 1993). For price information, contact the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol St. NE #705, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [4949]

  • "Poverty in Northwest Indiana" by Thomas Gannon & Ted Munz (21 pp. + tables), is available (no price listed) from The Heartland Ctr. (a joint project of the Catholic Diocese of Gary & the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus), 4012 Elm St., E. Chicago, IN 46312, 219/398-4936. [4952]

  • Three New Studies from the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy: "The Devil is in the Details: Key Questions in the Effort to `End Welfare as We Know It'," (18 pp., July 1993); "Beyond Stereotypes: What State AFDC Studies on Length of Stay Tell Us About Welfare as a 'Way of Life'," (34 pp., July 1993); "On, Wisconsin? The Case Against the `Work Not Welfare' Waiver" (15 pp., Oct. 1993)-all three by Mark Greenberg. Contact CLASP, 1616 P St. NW #150, Wash., DC 20036, 202/ 328-5140 for ordering inf. [4944]

  • "Two Americas: Racial Differences in Child Poverty in the US: A Linear Trend Analysis to the Year 2010" by John Cook & J. Larry Brown (28 pp., Oct 1993), is available ($6 payable to "Trustees of Tufts U.') from the Tufts Univ. Ctr. on Hunger, Poverty & Nutrition Policy, 11 Curtis Ave., Medford, MA 02155, 617/627-3956. They also have a publications list. [4947]

  • "Unpaid Work Experience for Welfare Recipients: Findings and Lessons from RC Research" by Thomas Brock, David Butler & David Long (92 pp., Sept. 1993), is available (no price listed) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 3 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10016,212/532-3200. [4951]

  • "Urban Underclass Database:" The 1990 Update to this db (which contains a wide range of measures on poverty, employment, health, crime and related indicators for the 100 largest cities), designed by UNC sociologist John Kasarda and sponsored by the Social Science Research Council, is available (as is pricing inf.) from Andrea Bohlig, Kenan Inst., CB#3440, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC 27599,919/962-8201. [4943]

  • "Welfare and Childbearing" A recent study from the Inst. for Research on Poverty ("The Impact of AFDC on Young Women's Childbearing Decisions," by Gregory Acs, Discussion Paper # 1011-93, 1993) concludes that "contrary to popular belief, unmarried .women do not bear children in order to obtain welfare benefits, and women who are on welfare do not have additional children in order to collect more money." Copies (likely free) from IRP, Univ. of Wisc., 1180 Observatory Dr., Madison, WI 53706,608/262-6358. [4953]

  • "Welfare Reform and the Forgotten Population: The Impact of General Assistance Cutbacks on Single Adults Its Implications for National Policy," by Molly Bougearel Aimee Burant (12 pp., Oct. 1993), summarizes research studies on a national level an in MI, Hamilton and Cuyahoga Counties (OH), PA IL, Philadelphia and Chicago PRRAC partly funded the work, by the National General Assistance Working Group. The report is available (likely free) from the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, 220 S. State St. #1910, Chicago, IL 60604 312/663-0960. [4948]

  • "Welfare Reform: The Ctr. on Social Welfare Policy & Law" has available a set of materials, including"Living at the Bottom: An Analysis of AFDC Benefit Levels" (37 pp., July 1993) and "Overview of the Law Governing Waivers of Federal Requirements Applicable to State AFDC Programs" (21 pp., Feb. 1993). Contact Henry Freedman at the Ctr., 275 7th Ave., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10001, 212/633-6967. [4946]

November/December 1993

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  • Beyond Asian American Poverty: Community Economic Development Policies and Strategies is a just- released 174-page book, by a group of researchers (directed by PRRAC Social Science Advisory Board member Paul Ong), from the Leadership Education for Asian Pacific's Public Policy Inst. $10 from LEAP, 327 E. 2nd St. #226, LA, CA 90012, 213/485-1422. [5929]

  • "Bibliography of Poverty Law Materials" is available, free, from Gerry Singsen, Pound 510, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA 02138. [5927]

  • Critical Race Theory: An Annotated Bibliography, by Richard Delgado & Jean Stefancic (Aug., 1993) was published in the Spring, 1993 Virginia Law Review (vol. 79), As synopsized in the Aug:, 1993 issue of Consorting (the newsletter of the Interim. consortium on Poverty Law- reachable via Gerry Singsen, per above item), "the CRT
    movement had its origins in the 1970s discontent with the results of civil rights advocacy and classical liberalism and in an initially close association with the Critical Legal Studies movement and its explorations of cultural relativism and indeterminacy. CRT's subsequent development of multi-cultural consciousness and narrative (storytelling) scholarship has made a dramatic impact within both the law schools and the worlds of public policy and popular awareness." A copy of the bibliography may be available from Prof. Delgado at Univ. of Colorado Law School, Campus Box 401, Boulder, CO 80309, 303/492-7458. [5928]

  • "Moving from the Margins: Puerto Rican Young Men and Family Poverty," by Sonia M Perez (40 pp., Aug. 1993), is available (no price listed) from the Natl. Council of La Raza, 810 Fast St. #300, Wash., DC 20002, 202/289-1380. [5926]

  • The Great Depression is the new 7-part TV series from Henry Hampton's Blackside Productions. If it's one-tenth as good as his "Eyes on the Prize," it will be well worth the viewing. Part 1 premiered October on PBS (we hope you bought it); further inf. from Blackside, 486 Shawmut Ave., Boston, MA 02118, 617/536-6900. [5925]

September/October 1993

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  • "State of Hispanic America: Toward a Latino Anti-Poverty Agenda" by Sonia Perez and Deirdre Martinez (43 pp., July 1993), is available ($7.50) from the Natl. Council of La Raza, 810 First St. NE #300, Wash., DC 20002, 202/289-1380. [5975]

  • "The Crisis of American Welfare: Issues, Theses, Resources" by Stanley Carlson-Thies (29 pp., Jan. 1993), is one of several documents on the subject produced by the Center for Public Justice, which "draws together ordinary citizens, scholars, government officials, and leaders from all walks of life who want to promote a more just society. What holds the team together is its Christian vision of life, including political and legal realities." Contact James Skillen, Dir., 321 8th St. NE, Wash., DC 20002, 202/546-0489. [5977]

  • "Understanding Latino Poverty" (39 pp) and "Competing Explanations of Latino Poverty: Immigration, the Underclass and Labor Market Disadvantages" (5 pp.) are recent publications by Edwin Melendez, Director of the Mauricio Gaston Inst. for Latino Comm. Dev. & Public Policy, at the Univ. of Mass.-Boston (100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3393). [5976]

May/June 1993

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  • "A New Direction: The Clinton Budget and Economic Plan" by Robert Greenstein and Paul Leonard (60 pp., March 1993), is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities. [5755]

  • "Fighting Back! Challenging the Myths of Welfare Reform" by Mimi Abramovitz and Fred Newdom (4 pp., reprinted from the Spring 1992 BCR [Bertha Capen Reynolds Society] Reports), is available from Newdom at ProAct Consulting Services, Box 2392, Empire St. Plaza, NY 12220. [5757]

  • "GAIN Family Life and Child Care Study: Final Report" by Neil Gilbert, Jill Duerr Berrick and Marcia Meyers (89 pp., Sept. 1992, $15 payable to UC Regents), is available from the Family Welfare Research Group, 1951 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704, 510/643-7020. [5762]

  • "General Assistance Program Reductions in Cuyahoga County [Ohio], Summary Report" (Nov. 1992) is available ($5) from the Ctr. for Urban Poverty & Social Change, Case Western Reserve Univ., 10900 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44106-7164, 216/368-6946. [5756]

  • "Michigan's General Assistance Population: An Interim Report of the General Assistance Termination Project" by Sherrie Kossoudji, Sandra Danziger and Robert Lovell of the Univ. of Michigan School of Social Work (62 pp., Feb. 1993), is available from Geri Randall of the Univ., 313/764-8342. [5761]

  • "Summary Findings: Survey of Americans of Low Income" (Feb. 1993), prepared by a group at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Natl. Opinion Research Ctr., is available (likely free) from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, 2400 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park, CA 94025. The survey focuses on access to and satisfaction with Medicare, Medicaid, AFDC, WIC, Food Stamps and Head Start. [5760]

  • "The States and the Poor: How Budget Decisions Affected Low Income People in 1992" by Iris Lav, Edward Lazere and PRRAC Board member Robert Greenstein of the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities and Steven Gold of the Center for the Study of the States (103 pp., Feb. 1993), is available from the CBPP, 777 N. Capitol St. #705, Wash, DC 20002, 202/408-1080. Check with them about ordering info. [5754]

  • "What To Do About Poverty in America: Six Principles" is a 2-page piece from the Winter 1993 issue of Community Change (the Center for Comm. Change newsletter). Subs are free to community-based organizations working in poor areas: 1000 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20007, 202/342-0519; we'll send this article to others, if you send us a SASE, but also consider subscribing ($20 for 4 issues, $30 for 8). [5759]

March 1993

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  • "Failing Through the Safety Net: Latinos and the Declining Effectiveness of Anti-Poverty Programs in the 1980s" by Robert Brischetto and Paul Leonard (12 pp., 1988), is Public Policy Report #1 from the Southwest Voter Research Inst., 403 E. Commerce #260, San Antonio, TX 78205, 512/ 222-8014. They also have a publications list. [5693]

  • "Improving Opportunities for the Chronically Poor in America's Cities" is a 16-page, Sept. 1992 report on a series of efforts funded by the Rockefeller Foundation's Equal Opportunity Program. Copies (no charge) from Deeann Brewer at the Foundation, 1133 Ave. of the Americas, NYC, NY 10036,212/869-8500. [5691]

  • Poverty and Public Policy: A Conference is an issue of Focus, the publication of the Inst. for Research on Poverty at the Univ. of Wisc., reporting on their May 1992 conference. The three-times-a-year Focus, is available free from the Inst., 1180 Observatory Dr., 341 Soc. Sci. Bldg., UW, Mac WI 53706, 608/262-6358. [5690]

  • The "Underclass" Debate: Views from History ed. Michael Katz, is a 1993, 507 pp. paperback from Prince Univ. Press. [5689]

  • "The National General Assistance Survey, 1992" (45 pp., Dec. 1992), a project of the Ctr. on Budget & Policy
    Priorities and Natl. Conf. of Legislatures, is available price listed) from Mary Nichols at the Center, 777 N. Capitol St. NE #705, Wash., DC 20002,202/408-1080. [5692]

  • "Two Americas: Alternative Futures for Child Poverty the US" by John Cook an Larry Brown, is a 25-page 1993 study from the Tufts Univ. Ctr. on Hunger, Poi & Nutrition Policy. Available (no price listed) from the Tufts Univ. School of Nutrition, Medford, MA 02155, 617/627-3956. [5688]

January 1993

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  • "A Hand Up: How State Earned Income Credits Help Working Families Escape Poverty" by Frederick C. Hutchinson, Iris Lav and (PRRAC Board member) Robert Greenstein (53 pp., April 1992), is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol St. NE #705, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080. Contact them re receiving their publications regularly. [5493]

  • "Enough to Live On: Setting an Appropriate AFDC Need Standard" by Kathryn Larin with Kathryn Porter (51 pp., Oct. 1992), is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities. [5494]

  • "Report of the Roundtable for Activists and Advocates: Challenging the Welfare War on Women" a 14-page sum-mary of a June 1992 round-table, is available (no price listed) from Martha Davis at the NOW Legal Defense & Educ. Fund, 99 Hudson St., NYC, NY 10013,212/925-6635. A follow-up Women's Economic Survival Planning Conf. was held on Dec. 11, a report on which will shortly be available as well. [5495]

  • "The Rush to Reform: 1992 State AFDC Legislative and Waiver Actions" by Jodie Levin-Epstein and Mark Greenberg of the Ctr. for Law & Social Policy, is available (in a 95-page Nov. 1992 pre-pub-lication edition) from the Center, 1616 P St. N.W., #450, Wash., DC 20036, 202/328-5140. Along with the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities and Children's Defense Fund, CLASP has also produced a Feb. 26, 1992 booklet, "Affirmative Options for Welfare Programs" and a Feb. 21, 1992 booklet, "Selected Background Material on Welfare Programs." No prices listed. [5496]

November 1992

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  • Five New Poverty Reports from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities 1) Their annual analysis of Census Bureau poverty data; 2) Their analysis of Census data on the number of Americans without health insurance; 3) An assessment of claims by the Heri-tage Foundation that Census data overstate the extent of poverty in the US; 4) "Where Have All the Dollars Gone? A State-by-State Analysis of Income Disparities Over the 1980s"; 5) "White Poverty in America." Information on these publications and how to regularly receive Center reports from CBPP, 777 N. Capitol St. NE #705, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [6536]

  • GAIN: Program Strategies, Participation Patterns and First-Year Impacts in Six Counties, by James A. Riccio & Daniel Freedlander (212 pp., May 1992), evaluates California's Greater Avenues for Independence program. Available (likely free) from the Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., 3 Park Ave., NYC, NY 10016-5988, 212/532-3200. MDRC also has available a 52-page Summary (likely free) of From Welfare to Work (1991), by Judith Gueron and Edward Pauly; it's Chapter 1 of their book ($12.95 from the Russell Sage Foundation, 112 E. 64 St., NYC, NY 10021). [6538]

  • Partnership for Hope ("Improving Life Circumstances for Those in Poverty") is the publication of the organization of the same name, 3737 Broadway #100, San Antonio, TX 78209, 512/826-HOPE. [6533]

  • "Should the US Have a Wealth Tax?," by Ralph Estes of American Univ. (3 pp., Sept. 1992), is available from the Inst. for Policy Studies, 1601 Conn Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20009, 202/234-9382 x249. [6537]

  • The Forum on Fighting Poverty in America "the nation's fast professional anti-poverty publication," is about to be launched at Georgetown Law Center, with the fast issue out this winter. Advisors include Peter Edelman, Herbert Gans, Lisbeth Schorr, Isabel Sawhill, and PRRAC Board members Robert Greenstein and Alan Houseman. Inf. from them at 600 NJ Ave. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/662-9260. [6532]

  • "The Impact of Elimination of the General Assistance Program in Michigan," by Knud Hansen of the Wayne St. Univ. Social Policy Inst. (30 pp.), is the interim report just released by the Michigan League for Human Services (a PRRAC grantee). Copies from the League, 300 N. Washington Sq. #401, Lansing, MI 48933, 517/487-5436. [6535]

  • "The War Against the Poor, Instead of Programs to End ARN Poverty," by Herbert J. Gans appeared in the Fall, 1992 issue of Dissent. Send us a SASE for a copy. [6534]

  • Three Boston Poverty Studies, from The Boston Persistent Poverty Project 1) "Recognizing Poverty in Boston's Asian American Community," by Carlton Sagara and Peter Kiang (79 pp., Feb. 1992); 2) "Latinos in Boston: Confronting Poverty, Builidng Community," by Miren Uriarte, Paul Osterman, Carol Hardy-Fanta, Edwin Melendez (144 pp., March 1992); 3) "In the Midst of Plenty: A Profile of Boston and Its Poor" (108 pp., Dec. 1989). Contact the Prject, One Boston Pl., 24th flr., Boston, MA 02108, 617/723-7415. [6539]

September 1992

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  • Reducing Hispanic Teenage Pregnancy and Family Poverty, A Replication Guide is a joint project of Children's Defense Fund and the Natl. Council of La Raza, based on model programs in three cities. 120 pp., $15 from NCLR Publications Office, 810 First St. NE #300, Wash., DC 20002, 202/289-1380. [6421]

  • The Modello/Homestead Gardens Early Intervention Program is an anti-poverty, anti-drug effort in a Miami public housing project that has achieved some notable success. Further inf. and materials from Roger Mills at R.C. Mills & Assoc., 1103 Gulf Way, St. Petersburg, FL 33706, 813/367-8745. [6422]

  • "Who's Organizing the Twin Cities?," by Frederick W. Smith & Jack Whitehurst (26 pp., May 1990), is a survey of who the community organizers are, their preparation, support and future plans. Available (no price listed) from the Univ. of Minn. Ctr. for Urban and Regional Affairs, 301 19th Ave. S., Minneapolis, MN 55455, 612/625-1551. CURA also has available its 1992 activities report, "Opening the University to the Community. [6423]

July 1992

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  • "A Hand Up: How State Earned Income Credits Help Working Families Escape Poverty," by Frederick Hutchinson, Iris Lav & Robert Greentstein (53 pp., April 1992), is available from the Ctr. on Budget & Policy Priorities, 777 N. Capitol NE #705, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080. [6306]

  • Beyond Public Assistance: Where Do We Go From Here? was the title of a hearing held (March 25, 1992) by the House Select Comm. on Hunger. Copies of the hearing materials (including testimony by Rod Leonard of the Comm. Nutrition Inst., Judith Gueron of Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., Peter Gottschalk of Boston College, and Gary Burtless of Brookings) available from the Comm., Room H2-505, Ford HOB, Wash., DC 20515-6408, 202/226-5470. [6299]

  • "CAP News" is the new quarterly newsletter of the Campaign to Abolish Poverty, 942 Market St. #708, SF, CA 94102, 415/397-4911. $10/year. [6302]

  • Evaluating Welfare and Training Programs, eds. Charles Manski & Irwin Garfinkel (1992), is available ($39.95) from Harvard U. Press, 79 Garden St., Cambridge, MA 02138, 617/495-2480. [6305]

  • "Measuring Poverty," by Patricia Ruggles of the Urban Inst., is a good, concise (9-page) overview of the topic. It's in the Spring 1992 issue of Focus, the (free) three-times-a-year newsletter of the Inst. for Research on Poverty, 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Univ. Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, 608/262-6358. [6303]

  • Public Benefits for the Elderly The AARP's Public Policy Inst. (601 E St. NW, Wash., DC 20049) has three publications: "Options for Improving Access to Federal Public Benefit Programs by the Elderly" (22 pp., May 1992, #9202); "Access to Federal Public Benefit Programs by the Elderly" (75 pp., May 1992, #9201); "Public Benefit Application Forms: How They Impede the Application Process" (24 pp. + Apps., Dec. 1991, #9105); no prices listed. [6298]

  • "Social Security: Racial Difference in Disability Decisions Warrants Further Investigation" is an April, 1992 report of the General Accounting Office (GAO/HRD-92-56). GAO reports are available free from PO Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. [6301]

  • The Center on Social Welfare Policy and Law (275 7th Ave., 6th flr., NYC, NY 10001-6708, 212/633-6967) has available (free) the following publications: "1991: The Poor Got Poorer As Welfare Programs Were Slashed" (18 pp., Feb. 1992); "Welfare Cutback Litigation in 1991" (10 pp., Feb. 1992); "Compilation of Information About 1992 State Cutbacks in AFDC, GA and EAF" (25 pp., March 1992); "Impact of Termination of General Assistance Benefits for 'Employables' in Massachusetts, Michigan and Pennsylvania" (10 pp., Feb. 1992). [6304]

  • "Trends in Relative Income: 1964 to 1989" is a Dec. 1991 Census Bureau report (Series P-60, No. 177). Available (no price listed) from Supt. of Documents, USGPO, Wash., DC 20402. [6300]

May 1992

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  • Effecting Change in Public Attitudes Toward Poverty is a new project of the Chicago Council on Urban Affairs. Contact Ann Seng, Pres., 6 N. Michigan Ave. #1308, Chicago, IL 60602, 312/782-3511. [6214]

  • "Energy Needs of the Poor: Reassessing Michigan's Energy Assistance Programs" (47 pp., Feb. 1989) and "More Water in the Soup: A Status Report of Private Emergency Service Providers in Michigan" (19 pp., June 1991) are available (no price listed) from the Michigan League for Human Services, 300 N. Washington Sq. #401, Lansing, MI 48933, 517/487-5436. [6217]

  • Separate Societies: Poverty and Inequality in US Cities, by William Goldsmith & Edward Blakely has just been published by Temple University Press, $19.95. [6216]

  • "State Welfare Budget Cutbacks" Two sources of materials and organizing around state welfare budget cutbacks are the Ctr. on Budget and Policy Priorities (Susan Steinmetz), 777 N. Capitol NE #705, Wash., DC 20002, 202/408-1080 and, for Legal Services advocates, the Natl. Legal Aid & Defender Assn. (Bristow Hardin), 1625 K St. NW, 8th Flr., Wash., DC 20006, 202/452-0620. [6218]

  • The Inst. for Research on Poverty (1180 Observatory Dr., 3412 Soc. Sci. Bldg., Univ. Wisconsin, Madison, WI 53706, 608/262-6358) puts out a three-times-a-year newsletter, Focus; Insights, an occasional bulletin highlighting recent research findings; and an extensive publications list. Focus and Insights are free. [6215]

  • "The Other Side of the Coin" (4th ed., 18 pp., Feb. 1991) is a pamphlet illustrating the contradictions of Mass. state policies that balance the state budget by eliminating critical services for low-income, elderly and disabled persons while at the same time allowing costly tax breaks for Afitable businesses and wealthy individuals to drain the state treasury. It's a nicely done piece of public education that easily can be adapted to other states. From Mass. Law Reform Inst., 69 Canal St., Boston, MA 02114, 617/742-9250; no price listed. [6219]

  • The South Carolina Inst. on Poverty & Deprivation (PO Box 86, Columbia, SC 29202, 803/734-6122) is an interdisciplinary center for the study of poverty in S. Carolina. Their five policy analysis priorities are: Taxation and Poor; Economic Development Which Reaches the Poor; Housing Conditions and the Shelter Needs of the Poor; Nutrition and Hunger Among the Poor; and Health and Environmental Risks of the Poor. [6220]

  • The Truth About Where You Live: An Atlas for Action on Toxics and Mortality, by Benjamin Goldman (416 pp.), is a just-published resource guide, which dudes a final chapter on environmental justice, discussing the disproportionate impacts of environmental health problems on minority and lower-income communities in the US. It extends a 1987 study Goldman did for the United Church of Christ Commn. on Racial Justice (Toxic Wastes and Race in the US). Publisher is Random House/Times Books; $17. [6221]

  • "Welfare Reform: "Necessary Changes: A Blueprint for Real Public Assistance Reform in New York State"" (57 pp., Dec., 1991, no price listed) is available from Russell Sykes, State Communities Aid Assn., One Columbia Pl., Albany, NY 12207, 518/463-1896. [6213]

March 1992

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  • Children and the California State Budget" and "What's Happening to Our Children: A County-by-County Guide are available (no price listed) from Children Now, 663 13th St., Oakland, CA 94612,510/763-2444. [6106]

  • Hunger in America? Last August the ever-consistent Heritage Foundation issued one of its "Backgrounders," this time attacking the notion of wide-spread hunger in the US ("the myth of American malnutrition," in their phrasing). Their position: that major nutrition-related health problems in America are caused by excessive food consumption, not food shortages. FRAC (the Food Research and Action Center), which has done most of the important documentation and publicizing of childhood hunger --and is a PRRAC grantee -- has prepared a detailed rebuttal to the Heritage paper. Both available (SASE with 980 postage) from Lynn Parker, FRAC, 1875 Conn. Ave. NW #540, Wash., DC 20009, 202/986-2200. [6107]

  • "Outside the American Dream: Child Poverty in America" is available ($21.45) from the Children's Defense Fund, 122 C St. NW, Wash., DC 20001, 202/628-8787. [6103]

  • "Southern Anti-Poverty History" A history of anti-poverty efforts in the rural South is underway at the Duke Univ. Inst. of Policy Sciences and Public Affairs (4875 Duke Sta., Durham, NC 27706, 919/684-5027). They are looking to do oral history interviews with activists and policy makers who have worked in the region since the 1960s, and welcome suggestions and information about individuals and the anti-poverty organizations they have led. Contact: Kathy Hoke. [6105]

  • Targeting or Universal Strategies? A good, succinct debate on universal vs. targeted anti-poverty strategies between, respectively, Harvard sociologist Theda Skocpol and Robert Greenstein, director of the Ctr. on Budget and Policy Priorities, appeared in the Summer 1991 issue of The Brookings Review. (The articles are edited versions of their chapters in The Urban Underclass, the 1991 Brookings book edited by Christopher Jencks and Paul Peterson.) We'll send you a copy of the exchange if you send us a SASE. [6102]

  • The National Campaign to Abolish Poverty has developed a concrete program to do exactly that. Contact Wade Hudson at the Campaign, 509 Ellis St., SF, CA 94109, 415/776-7537. [6104]

  • "The States and the Poor: How Budget Decisions in 1991 Affected Low Income People" is an 80-page Dec. 1991 report by the Ctr. on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Ctr. for the Study of States. No price listed, but see first item in the "Housing" section for general information about CBPP publications. The Center held a meeting Jan. 26-27 on Welfare Strategies, at which some 40 local and national advocates discussed what was happening in their states regarding cuts in welfare programs and various fight-back strategies. Contact Susan Steinmetz for more information. [6101]

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  • "Launching the National Fair Housing Debate: A Closer Look at the 1966 Chicago Freedom Movement" [9645] See full text.

  • "One Year after Federeal Welfare Reform: A Description of St. Temp Asst. for Needy Families (TANF) Decisions as of October 1997," by Jerome Gallagher, Megan Gallagher, Kevin Perese, Susan Schreiber & Keith Watson (57 pp. is possibly free June 1998) Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, Wash., DC 20037,
    202/833-7200, E-mail: paffairs@uiurhan.org. [2187]

  • "Keeping the Promise: Preserving and Enhancing Housing Mobility in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program: Final Report of the Third National Conference on Housing Mobility" [9646] See full text.

  • The Persistence of Poverty is a special 4-article section in the Feb. 7 In These Times: Jacqueline Jones on the diversity of the nation's poor; Mike Males on youth poverty; David Moberg on saving the inner city; Salim Muwakkil on urban poverty theory. We'll send the whole 12-page section with a SASE. [5206]

  • Welfare Reform: The Winter 1994 double issue of Youth Policy magazine will focus on welfare reform, with especial emphasis on solving the problem of illiteracy. $5 from the Youth Policy Inst., 1221. Mass. Ave. NW, Wash DC 20005, 202/638-2325. [5207]

  • "Welfare to Work Through the Eyes of Children: The Impact on Children of Parental Movement from AFDC to Employment," by Julie Boatright Wilson & :avid Elwood (44 pp., Sept. 1993), is available (no price listed) from Prof. Boatwright at Harvard's JFK School of Govt., Cambridge, MA 02138. [5208]

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