Friday, August 14, 2009

[IWS] 2008 GREEN BOOK (current through July 2009) 3 NEW UPDATES IN 2009

IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
-------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau

U.S. Congress
House Ways and Means Committee

2008 Green Book (current through July 2009)

This 2008 edition of "Background Material and Data on the Programs within the Jurisdiction of the Committee on Ways and Means," informally known as the Green Book.

The Green Book provides updated data and information on programs within the Committee's jurisdiction, such as Medicare, Social Security, Unemployment Compensation, Foster Care and welfare.  Additionally, it includes a discussion of related issues, such as the well-being of the elderly and of children and families.  Since its first publication in 1981, the Green Book has become a valued reference guide for legislators, administrators, researchers and interested citizens.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS (recent updates in RED)

Social Security

Supplemental Security Income

Unemployment Compensation

Earned Entitlements for Railroad Employees

Trade Adjustment Assistance

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

Child Support Enforcement Program (Last Revised 3/17/2009)

Child Care

Title XX - Social Services Block Grant Program

Social Welfare Programs the Territories (Last Revised 7/8/2009)

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Other Programs

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

Federal Housing Assistance

Veterans Benefits and Services

Head Start

Workers` Compensation

School Lunch and Breakfast Programs

Workforce Investment Act


Data on Children, Youth, and Their Families

Data on Unemployment, Displaced Workers, Earnings, and the Minimum Wage

Poverty, Income Distribution and Antipoverty Effectiveness (Last Revised 7/9/2009)

Welfare Benefits for Noncitizens

Spending for Need-Based Benefits, Fiscal Years 1968-2004

The Experimental Evidence of Welfare-Related Initiatives

This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
Telephone: (607) 255-2703                
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