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Assessing the Effects of Welfare Reform on California's Most Precarious Families
UC DATA, in partnership with the Center for Social Services Research in UC Berkeley's School of Social Welfare, and with the Urban Institute of Washington, D.C., has initiated a study to identify characteristics of welfare recipients that may put them at high risk for adverse outcomes under welfare reform. In addition to identifying characteristics of families identified as high risk, or "precarious families", the study will attempt to identify how these families are coping with the changes in welfare rules as a result of welfare reform. It is expected that the results of this study will help policy makers determine which welfare recipients are particularly vulnerable to adverse outcomes as a result of losing their benefits. This investigation is a substudy of the national "Assessing the New Federalism" Urban Institute project designed to analyze the devolution of responsibility for social programs from the federal government to the states.