ERIC Number: ED433455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
New Hope for People with Low Incomes: Two-Year Results of a Program To Reduce Poverty and Reform Welfare.
Bos, Johannes M.; Huston, Aletha C.; Granger, Robert C.; Duncan, Greg J.; Brock, Thomas W.; McLoyd, Vonnie C.; And Others
This document details the 2-year results of the New Hope Project, which was conducted in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to reduce poverty, reform welfare, and improve the overall well-being of poor people by providing a mix of incentives and services, including supplemental income, child care subsidies, guaranteed affordable health insurance, and wage-paying "community service jobs." Following a lengthy executive summary, the document details the following: New Hope's policy context, evaluation, program environment, and operations; conceptual model guiding the evaluation; sample characteristics and participants' use of benefits and services; New Hope's effects on work and income; effects on material and psychological well-being and time use; effects on family dynamics and child activities; effects on children; and program costs and benefits. Eighty-two tables/figures are included. Appended are the following: local, state, and national donors for the pilot and full programs; comparison of the New Hope Project and Wisconsin Works; data sources; procedures for the teacher survey; comparison of research groups; methodology of the 2-year survey; comparison of income data from different sources; method for estimating earned income credits; child and family study measures in the 2-year study; ethnographic vignettes; barrier indicator index; 35 auxiliary tables; overview of the last year of program implementation; and survey cover letter and questionnaires. The report contains 128 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Child Welfare, Cost Effectiveness, Day Care, Demonstration Programs, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Family Life, Health Insurance, Influences, Low Income, Models, Participant Characteristics, Poverty Programs, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Public Policy, Public Service, Questionnaires, Salary Wage Differentials, Supported Employment, Tables (Data), Teacher Attitudes, Time Management, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Well Being
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Helen Bader Foundation, Milwaukee, WI.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Wisconsin State Dept. of Workforce Development, Madison.; Grant (W.T.) Foundation, New York, NY.; Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Milwaukee)