Review of Sanction Policies and Research Studies: Final Literature Review

Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Mar 10, 2003
LaDonna Pavetti, Michelle K. Derr, and Heather Hesketh Zaveri
This report summarizes state policy choices with regard to TANF sanctions for failure to comply with work requirements, including the structure and stringency of sanctions, their cost, context in which they are applied, and strategies to encourage compliance. In addition, the report reviews the existing literature on sanctioning rates and durations, characteristics and circumstances of sanctioned clients, and the implementation and impacts of sanctions.