Publication Date: June 1, 2011
The following report summarizes characteristics of individuals participating in Tennessee’s Families First Program in 2010. In selected years since 1993, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the University of Tennessee has analyzed a snapshot of participants who were eligible as of September 1, both by examination of Tennessee Department of Human Services’ (TDHS) records (population data) and by surveying a random sample of September 1 eligible recipients. The snapshot of participants for this study was September 1, 2010. Statistics from the population data and from the survey responses help paint a picture of changes in the caseload composition over time and show how changes in policy might have impacted the program.