Children in the child welfare system are dependent upon Medicaid to finance services for their considerable mental health needs. This study examines the effects of Medicaid policies on mental health service use among a national probability sample of children in the child welfare system.
Describes the circumstances of four countries whose reductions in child mortality exceeded what might be expected from their poor economic circumstances, and asks whether they followed common routes to improved health for children.
This study demonstrates a dose-response relationship of higher risk profiles with poorer child health status, access to, and continuity of primary care. Higher profiles appear to be associated with greater barriers to accessing primary care for children in fair or poor health.
Among a random sample of 460 homeless (sheltered) women and 438 women living in low-income housing (housed women) in Los Angeles County, 83 percent reported that they had been tested for HIV at least once: 88 percent of sheltered women versus 80 percent of housed women.
Assesses how welfare reform has affected behavior, evaluating the evidence in relation to an economic model of behavior, and reveals the trade-offs that policymakers face in achieving the conflicting goals of promoting work, reducing dependency, and alleviating need among the poor.