ERIC Number: ED422511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Welfare to Wages: Strategies To Assist the Private Sector To Employ Welfare Recipients. Companion Case Studies, Focus Groups & Data Analysis.
Roberts, Brandon; Padden, Jeffrey D.
This report, which is directed toward policymakers at the local, state, and national levels, is based on an extensive nationwide study of welfare-to-work initiatives. It identifies strategies to assist the private sector in employing welfare recipients. The document begins with an executive summary that discusses the following: the research study on which the document is based; opportunities and realities in the labor market; important programmatic and policy issues; and key lessons for working with the labor market. Chapter 1 profiles successful initiatives based on eight welfare-to-work strategies and initiatives: sector driven; employer directed; private staffing supported; community based; education and training focused, wage subsidized; public-private partnership supported; and government directed. The initiatives profiled are located in Arizona, Maryland, Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, Oregon, Kansas, and Michigan. Chapter 2 summarizes the employer perspectives on welfare-to-work that emerged during focus groups held in Baltimore (Maryland), Detroit (Michigan), and the Orlando (Florida). Chapter 3, which is based on a multiple-state analysis of welfare recipient-employer interactions (a cross-state analysis and state-level analyses for Florida, Maryland, Missouri, and Oregon), explains exactly who hires welfare recipients. Appended are a glossary and a technical appendix describing the multiple-site analysis of welfare recipient-employer interactions presented in the report. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Programs, Cooperative Planning, Employer Attitudes, Employer Employee Relationship, Employment Practices, Government Role, Innovation, Labor Market, Partnerships in Education, Personnel Selection, Private Sector, Public Policy, Public Sector, Recruitment, Strategic Planning, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.