Welfare and Employment Outcomes of the WorkFirst Program
Report Type Final Report 
Date Published December 1999 
Publication Number 99-13 
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This study, conducted by the Washington State Institute for Public Policy under contract to JLARC, concludes that WorkFirst clients are more likely to gain employment, have higher earnings, work more hours, and leave the caseload when compared to similar clients under Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). WorkFirst replaced AFDC as the state’s welfare program in 1997.

Gongwei Chen, Washington State University
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Keywords welfare, employment outcomes, workfirst, TANF, temporary assistance for needy families, aid to families with dependent children, AFDC, AFDC-JOBS, WSIPP, five-year time limit, time limit 
Category Labor/Workforce Development