Review of Sanction Policies and Research Studies: Final Literature Review

Review of Sanction Policies and Research Studies: Final Literature Review

Published: Mar 10, 2003
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
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Authors

LaDonna Pavetti

Michelle K. Derr

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.

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