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Author: Bartle, Elizabeth E.
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1. Bartle, Elizabeth E.
Long-term Use of AFDC: Women and Poverty
Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Kansas, 1997
Cohort(s): NLSY79
Publisher: ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (PQDT)
Keyword(s): Aid for Families with Dependent Children (AFDC); Human Capital; Labor Force Participation; Poverty; Welfare

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This feminist research focuses on the issues of poverty and sexism instead of the notion of welfare dependency. Two research questions were addressed: (1) How are long-term AFDC recipients connected to the labor force? (2) What predicts stable exits for long-term AFDC recipients? Using NLSY data, results indicated that long-term recipients' connections to the paid labor force were similar to all recipients. However, long-term recipients don't look different in terms of human capital characteristics and poverty status compared to their short-term counterparts. Long-term recipients who reported working substantial hours looked more like those who reported working limited or no hours. However, they were more likely to be non-Hispanic/non-Black, to have been married, and to have older children. An event history analysis concerning stable exit predictors revealed that recipients who received job training and had a child under age two were likely to achieve stable exits but not escape poverty.
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Bartle, Elizabeth E. Long-term Use of AFDC: Women and Poverty. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Kansas, 1997.