welfare or MFIP
transition year and non-welfare basic sliding fee scale).
The biggest treatment differences were in FTP and MFIP: FTP provided two years of transitional childcare assistance for families leaving welfare, compared with one year for families in the traditional AFDC programme; MFIP paid childcare costs directly to providers, rather than requiring participants to pay the costs upfront and reimbursing them later, as was done in Minnesota's traditional AFDC programme.
3 For MFIP and Jobs First, monthly childcare data are available from months 12 to 36 after random assignment.
The resulting bill passed in the spring of 1997 with overwhelming bipartisan support, but MFIP had changed.
The political consensus around MFIP and its success in the field were such that when a new governor took office in 1998--the skeptical and hawkish independent Jesse Ventura--he quickly embraced the welfare program and actually increased its funding.
Having one welfare program makes MFIP
more similar to the Canadian Income Assistance program.
The only problem with this beautiful story is that the MFIP
discussed in the Manpower study, a pilot project in seven counties, no longer exists; it was shut down in 1998.
A strong, stable and growing business sector is a benefit to cities, ensuring its continued success has always been a priority for cities," Mayor Anderson notes that programs like the MFIP
play a role in helping officials attract the types of companies that keep the city tax base strong.
In contrast, MFIP
, WRP, and FTP modify the existing welfare system by allowing participants to continue to receive AFDC, but if they work, their benefit levels usually exceed those of the current program.
Provision: Permits the State of Minnesota to conduct a demonstration of the MFIP
in two field locations, one urban and one rural, for up to 6,000 families.
A family assigned to MFIP
would meet with an eligibility specialist to understand how benefits would be affected when work began.
proved more effective than AFDC in terms of the employment and earnings gains achieved by one-parent and two-parent families.