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ERIC Number: ED445206
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Work Experience and Publicly-Funded Jobs for TANF Recipients.
Cohen, Marie
Issue Notes, v2 n12 Sep 1998
This publication, one of a series designed to help policymakers and TANF [Temporary Assistance for Needy Families] agency personnel, offers an overview of programs providing publicly funded paid jobs in the public or nonprofit sector to TANF recipients, as well as of work experience programs in which recipients receive welfare payment in return for working. The first section asks and answers some policy questions, including: What should be the purpose of work experience or publicly funded jobs?; What are the merits of publicly funded jobs as compared to unpaid work experience?; Which TANF recipients should be placed in work experience or publicly funded jobs?; What can be done to prevent displacement of current employees?; What adjustments should be made in areas where unemployment is high?; What should the wage and hour requirements be?; What can states and localities do when work experience or publicly funded jobs do not provide enough hours to meet federal participation requirements?; What additional services should be included?; Who should administer a work experience or publicly funded jobs program?; and What funds should be used for publicly funded jobs?. The second section summarizes research findings, and the third section focuses on innovative practices in unpaid work experience and community service programs and publicly funded jobs programs. Thirteen resource contacts and 34 publications are listed. (KC)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers
Language: English
Sponsor: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD.; Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Foundation for Child Development, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Welfare Information Network, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families