Human Services Program
The Human Services Program provides statistical information and research on the provision of human services in Maryland, with application to the nation as a whole. The information is used to support policy makers in decisions concerning the most disadvantaged groups in society with the goal of promoting independence and providing opportunities to succeed. The focus is on programs that support the ability to work, including job development, child care, food assistance, and cash assistance. In partnership with federal and state agencies and other academic institutions, research priorities are the development of high quality data sources through evaluations of data accuracy and the integration of data bases, evaluation of programs and the measurement of performance.
JFI provide various data linkage, data analysis, and other technical services to the Maryland Department of Human Resources, Family Investment Administration (DHR). JFI has prepared and submitted to DHR quarterly data reports for Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) Performance Measures, has been conducting analysis of interaction among TCA, SNAP, Unemployment Insurance Benefits, has conduct a series analytical reports on Employment Opportunities for TCA Recipients in high growth industries in Maryland and Employment, is evaluating selected TCA-funded substance abuse treatment outcomes, is evaluating selected outcome impacts of the pending Maryland’s statewide time limit waiver for Able Bodied Adult without Dependents (ABAWD) recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, and various Ad Hoc Reporting, legislative reporting and consulting services for DHR. Learn more about JFI’s partnership with Maryland’s DHR.
JFI also provides technical, statistical, and editorial assistance in the preparation of the final semi-annual reports to Baltimore City Department of Social Services.
Questions regarding The Jacob France Institute Human Services Program please contact Stacey Lee (410) 837-4687.
Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM) Conference in Arlington, Va
University of Baltimore
Differences in Estimates of Public Assistance Recipiency Between Surveys and Administrative Records
Recent Publications and Reports
- Differences in Estimates of Public Assistance Recipiency Between Surveys and Administrative Records
By Victoria Lynch and Dean M. Resnick, U.S. Census Bureau, Jane Staveley and Cynthia M. Taeuber, Jacob France Institute, University of Baltimore , January 2008
- Maryland Welfare Recipient Participation in Work is Limited by the Number of Local Hires in Traditional Industries, by Chris Herbst and David Stevens, September 2007
- Maryland Local Departments of Social Services Face Different Job Opportunity Challenges When Assisting Work-Eligible TCA Recipients To Find Employment, Jane Staveley, July 2, 2007 (pdf)
- JFI report used as basis for new approach by U.S. Census Bureau for evaluating survey measurements through administrative records (See report H6), February 24, 2007
- Why do TANF Recipients Underreport in Survey? Evidence from Matching Census Survey Data with Maryland Administrative Records Presented at NAWRS Conference Jackson Wyoming, August 2006
- Before and After TANF Temporary Cash Assistance Caseload Dynamics: Profiles of Women Born in 1967 or 1977 (pdf) David Stevens, Chris Herbst, August 21, 2006
- Modeling Participation in the Maryland Food Stamp Program Using Census Data and Administrative Records (pdf) Cynthia M. Taeuber, Jane Staveley, Richard Larson, July 2006
- New Information to Promote Successful Job Search by Temporary Cash Assistance Recipients (pdf) David Stevens, Jane Staveley, July 18, 2006
- EMPLOYMENT AND EARNINGS PROFILES: A pre-post comparison of Maryland TCA recipients who received staff-assisted WIA services with other recipients of these services (pdf) Jane Staveley, June 30, 2005
- Differences in Estimates of Food Stamp Program Participation Between Surveys and Administrative Records (pdf), September 2004
- Child Care Subsidy Use and Employment Outcomes of TANF Mothers During the Early Years of Welfare Reform: A Three-State Study (pdf), September 2004
- Toward Routine Availability and Research Use of Food Stamp Program Entry and Exit Flow Information (pdf) Jane Staveley, David Stevens, Parke Wilde, July 15, 2003
- Issues in Comparisons of Food Stamp Recipients Caseloads from Maryland State Administrative Records and The Census 2000 Supplementary Survey (pdf) Cynthia Taeuber, Jane Staveley, Richard Larson, July 2003
- Poverty and Public Assistance For Children and Families in Maryland, Cynthia Taeuber, Jane Staveley, Richard Larson, June 2003 (rev April 27, 2006)
- Issues in Comparisons of Decennial Census Poverty Estimates with Public Assistance Caseloads in Maryland (pdf)
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For more information on the Human Services program contact Stacey Lee (410) 837-4687.