3 For MFIP and Jobs First, monthly childcare data are available from months 12 to 36 after random assignment.
The only difference across individual programmes is that mothers in MFIP were much more likely than mothers in FTP and Jobs First to use formal day care.
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.
Kevin Goodno, who left the Legislature and became Pawlenty's commissioner of human services, says he and the governor worried that MFIP did a good job serving the two-thirds of recipients who were capable of finding work quickly, but was too slow in reaching and motivating those who might struggle for months in the job market.
The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency provided $3,150,000 through two Agency programs designed to serve MFIP
recipients, and to encourage development of workforce housing with financial contributions from local businesses or employers.
Having one welfare program makes MFIP more similar to the Canadian Income Assistance program.
For PJOBS and FTP, the data are available for two years; for MFIP, they are available for three years.
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.
And although the MFIP pilot cost state government about $2000 more a year per family, the program led to positive outcomes for parents, their children, and the local community as a whole.
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.
participants face mental illness and chemical dependency issues.