Perceived welfare caseworker support and psychological distress among low-income Urban women with children

Terrence D. Hill, Daphne S. Cain

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Abstract

Although some research suggests that the relationship between Child Protective Services workers and their clients may influence client outcomes, little is known about the function of the relationship between welfare or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families caseworkers and their clients. Building on previous research, the authors use 1999 survey data from the Welfare, Children, and Families Project-a probability sample of 853 low-income women with children living in Boston, Chicago, and San Antonio, Texas-to examine the association between perceived welfare caseworker support and psychological distress. Results revealed that women who perceive their welfare caseworker to be interested, caring, and helpful also tend to exhibit lower levels of psychological distress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-360
Number of pages8
JournalSocial Work (United States)
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • caseworker
  • psychological distress
  • support
  • welfare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science

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