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ERIC Number: ED443985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Pages: 67
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Working Out of Poverty: Employment Retention and Career Advancement for Welfare Recipients.
Brown, Rebecca; Ganzglass, Evelyn; Golonka, Susan; Hyland, Jill; Simon, Martin
This report explores promising welfare-to-work programs and practices of states and localities as they balance supply- with demand-side strategies to help welfare recipients and low-wage workers work their way out of poverty while meeting employers' needs for reliable workers. Chapter 2 describes the new environment created by changes in the welfare system and the labor market that poses challenges for low-skill workers as they struggle to work their way out of poverty. The work patterns of women on welfare are explored in the context of these changes. Chapter 3 looks at the issue of job retention from the perspectives of welfare recipients and employers and identifies lessons learned from a range of model programs. Improving access to and information about support services and federal and state earned income tax credits is discussed. Chapter 4 explores how states and localities are promoting career advancement opportunities to help welfare recipients make the transition from entry-level jobs to higher paying jobs. Chapter 5 focuses on the special needs of welfare recipients with significant personal and family challenges. It explores different approaches to help these hard-to-place individuals develop the skills to move toward unsubsidized employment and reviews experiences of enterprises that have successfully created employment opportunities for them. (Contains 87 endnotes and a 67-item bibliography.) (YLB)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Administration for Children and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC. Employment and Social Services Policy Studies Div.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Earned Income Tax Credit