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Location and the Low-Income Experience: Analyses of Program Dynamics in the Iowa Family Investment Program
Rural Dimensions of Welfare Reform
  • Helen H. Jensen, Iowa State University
  • Shao-Hsun Keng, Iowa State University
  • Steven Garasky, Iowa State University
Document Type
Book Chapter
Publication Version
Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2002
Editors
Bruce A. Weber, Greg J. Duncan, and Leslie A Whitener
Publisher
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment
Place of Publication
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Abstract
In 1993, the state of Iowa, through waivers, implemented reforms creating the Family Investment Program (FIP), a program similar to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) created under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA). The goals of FIP (helping program recipients leave poverty and become self-supporting) parallel the intent of TANF and PRWORA (Holcomb et al. 1998; Iowa Department of Human Services 1996). FIP merged and coordinated several existing programs and tied support for job training, education, child care, and transportation more directly to income transfers. Iowa has had to change FIP very little to meet current federal guidelines. Thus, Iowa provides over seven years of experience under a program with rules and incentives similar to those instituted nationwide in 1996.
Comments

This is a chapter from Rural Dimensions of Welfare Reform (2002): 177. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner
W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
Language
en
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Helen H. Jensen, Shao-Hsun Keng and Steven Garasky. "Location and the Low-Income Experience: Analyses of Program Dynamics in the Iowa Family Investment Program" Rural Dimensions of Welfare Reform (2002) p. 177 - 199
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/helen-jensen/171/