The Minnesota Department of Human Services publishes reports and studies on various topics related to helping families with low incomes transition to economic stability. This page contains links to reports from the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), child care and child support.
The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is Minnesotas welfare reform program. MFIP helps families work their way out of poverty by expecting, supporting and rewarding work. Activity is tracked and analyzed in different ways.
A regular report with data on cash, food and medical programs is published by the Reports and Forecasts Division, entitled Family Self-Sufficiency and Health Care Program Statistics on Cases, Persons and Expenditures (PDF).
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The Welfare Research Briefs series attempts to distill and present one-page summaries on important topics about economic assistance in Minnesota, including:
Since 1997, when Minnesota ended Aid to Families with Dependent Children and began statewide implementation of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP), DHS has produced a snapshot of the cases and participants in Minnesotas family cash assistance programs. A supplement to this report series, Minnesotas Family Cash Assistance Caseload: A Ten-Year Retrospective (PDF), is available.
The final installment of a multi-year study of the impact of the Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) on early participants is now available in a special summary report (PDF). The complete report, Five Years from Baseline and Beyond, can be accessed by going to the complete list of the longitudinal study series below.
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