The University of Tennessee, Knoxville


Welfare Policy Analysis

A significant part of the Boyd Center's ongoing research effort is devoted to an exhaustive analysis of Tennessee's welfare program, Families First.   Recent work explores the effects of new time limits on benefits and the extent to which those who leave the program eventually return to the rolls.   Anyone new to the study of welfare policy in Tennessee should also consult the Case Characteristics Study and other summary reports posted below.   Check here for future reports on work requirements, child well-being, and other post-program experiences for welfare leavers.




revised:  April 1, 2016

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