Mental health, drug use, and the transition from welfare to work

@article{Montoya2002MentalHD,
  title={Mental health, drug use, and the transition from welfare to work},
  author={CMC CLS Isaac D. Montoya and David C. Bell and John S. Atkinson MAMS and MA CarlW.Nagy and BA DonnaD.Whitsett},
  journal={The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research},
  year={2002},
  volume={29},
  pages={144-156}
}
This study examines the effects of drug use and work requirements on psychological distress and employment among chronic drug-using and non-drug-using welfare recipients. Using a natural history design, 442 female Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients (including 251 with chronic drug use problems) were interviewed every 4 months in order to assess changes in psychological functioning, employment status, and wages. Data from the first year (four waves) indicate that… CONTINUE READING