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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.
Rhonda Ort, B.S.
Ren Chen, M.S.
Katherine A. Best, M.S.W., M.P.H.
Diane Haynes, M.S.

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

Publication Date: 6/1/2005

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This report summarizes the findings from a three-year follow-up study examining the current well being and future hopes and aspirations of 125 adolescent girls living in families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF). This mixed-method, longitudinal study included two phases. Phase 1 involved face-to-face interviews using various standardized measures with 125 mothers who were receiving TANF in 2002 and their adolescent daughters. Phase 2 included in-depth, qualitative interviews with a random sample of 20 daughters participating in Phase 1. The third year followup interview rates were 91% for the Phase 1 interviews and 90% for the Phase 2 interviews.