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University of South Florida · College of Behavioral & Community Sciences · Mental Health Law & Policy


Key Personnel:
Roger A. Boothroyd, Ph.D.
Mary I. Armstrong, Ph.D.
Angela Gomez, Ph.D.
Diane Haynes, M.S.
Rhonda Ort, B.S.
Ren Chen, M.S.
Katherine A. Best, M.S.W., M.P.H.

Welfare reform: adolescents girls in transition - A Three-Year Follow Up Study

Publication Date: 6/1/2004

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The report summarizes the findings from a two-year follow-up study examining the current well being and future hopes and aspirations adolescent girls living in families receiving TANF. This mixed-method longitudinal study includes two phases. Phase 1 involved face-to-face interviews using various standardized measures with 125 mothers who were receiving TANF in 2002 and their daughters while Phase 2 included in-depth qualitative interviews with a random sample of 20 adolescent girls participating in Phase 1. The two-year follow-up interview rates were 86% for Phase 1 interviews and 95% for Phase 2 interviews.