Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)--Families and Recipients: 1936 to 2006

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 546):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 76 rows and 3 columns.

In thousands (147 represents 147,000). Average monthly families and recipients for calendar year. Prior to TANF, the cash assistance program to families was called Aid to Dependent Children (1936 to 1962) and Aid to Families with Dependent Children (1962 to 1996). Under the new welfare law (Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996), the program became TANF. See text, this section. Includes Puerto Rico, Guam, and Virgin Islands


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This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.