Understanding Poverty: Childhood and Family Experiences and TANF Office Culture

MEF Associates is leading this project that seeks to better understand poverty and the safety net system. The project, funded by the Administration for Children and Families, involves two separate studies: one study focuses specifically on children’s perspectives of living in poverty while the other study centers around client experiences and organizational culture of TANF and other human services offices. This two-pronged approach aims to provide a more comprehensive understanding of ACF’s target populations and their experience within the safety net programs, with a specific aim of interviewing young children and identifying exemplars of TANF office culture. MDRC is a subcontractor to MEF on this project.

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Mary Farrell | Asaph Glosser | Mike Fishman | Angela Gaffney | Riley Webster