Cover: Welfare Reform in California

Welfare Reform in California

Results of the 1999 All-County Implementation Survey

Published 2001

by Patricia A. Ebener, Jacob Alex Klerman


Download eBook for Free

FormatFile SizeNotes
PDF file 2.7 MB

Use Adobe Acrobat Reader version 10 or higher for the best experience.


Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback80 pages $12.00

Presents the results of the second annual All-County Implementation Surveys (ACIS) conducted as part of RAND’s statewide evaluation of the California Work Opportunity and Responsibility to Kids (CalWORKs) program. California counties continue to explore a variety of approaches to CalWORKs program implementation and their experiences continue to vary significantly. There are few areas in which all counties agree on a single approach or innovative strategies, though almost all reported some successful strategies. The implementation challenges most frequently noted were use of post employment/job retention services, improving computer systems, and obtaining compliance with required CalWORKs activities. Coordinating child care and monitoring and reporting on program performance were the most often cited implementation problems. Most counties agree that interagency relationships facilitate implementation and reported that lack of public transportation hinders CalWORKs implementation. Most counties have seen declining caseloads and have added staff during the past 12 months.

This research was conducted within RAND's Labor and Population Program.

This report is part of the RAND monograph report series. The monograph/report was a product of RAND from 1993 to 2003. RAND monograph/reports presented major research findings that addressed the challenges facing the public and private sectors. They included executive summaries, technical documentation, and synthesis pieces.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.