Publications

Black Girls in New York City: Untold Strength and Resilience

Black Girls in New York City: Untold Strength and Resilience provides an often unseen portrait of the lives of Black girls living in the city of New York. The report offers an overview of literature as well as an analysis of original data collected through focus groups and written surveys. The findings uncover some of…

The Children Left Behind: Deeper Poverty, Fewer Supports

This Fact Sheet highlights findings from IWPR’s forthcoming report, The Children Left Behind: America’s Poorest Children Left in Deeper Poverty and with Fewer Supports after Welfare Reform. The report utilizes 1996 and 2000 data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) to examine the situations of low-income children in single-parent families…

Before and After Welfare Reform: The Work and Well-Being of Low-Income Single Parent Families

The purpose of this report is to contribute to federal and state policy debates through an examination of the changing characteristics and economic well-being of low-income single parent families in the context of welfare reform. In so doing, this report examines the employment characteristics, income sources, poverty status, and demographic characteristics of low-income single parent…

Life After Welfare Reform: Low-Income Single Parent Families, Pre- and Post-TANF

This Research-in-Brief is based on selected findings from an Institute for Women’s Policy Research study, Life After Welfare Reform: The Characteristics, Work, and Well Being of Low-Income Single Parent Families, Pre- and Post-PRWORA. The findings in this study underscore the need to make improvements to the welfare system to address gender and racial inequities and…

The Children Left Behind: Deeper Poverty, Fewer Supports

This study examines the well-being of low-income children living with a single parent before and after welfare reform. Age and race/ethnicity variables are used to illuminate the range of impacts experienced by the children in the sample.