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ERIC Number: ED469794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Moving People from Welfare to Work: Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.
Hamilton, Gayle
The findings of the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies (NEWWS) were analyzed to identify ways of improving the process of moving people from welfare to work. Selected lessons from the analysis were as follows: (1) welfare-to-work programs that rely on adult basic education programs for the general population are unlikely to improve welfare recipients' basic reading and math skills; (2) all 11 NEWWS programs increased single parents' employment and earnings and decreased their welfare receipt and payments relative to the levels found in the program's absence; (3) employment-focused programs generally had larger effects on employment and earnings than did education-focused programs; (4) the human capital development (HCD) approach did not produce more long-run economic benefits than the labor force attachment (LFA) approach did; (5) compared to the HCD approach, the LFA approach moved people into jobs more quickly and was much cheaper to operate; (6) welfare-to-work programs can decrease the incidence of physical domestic violence; (7) programs with mandates and services that also leave income unchanged have relatively few effects on young children; and (8) well-funded, well-run, integrated case management-based programs offer advantages over traditional programs. A table summarizing NEWWS program activities is appended. Twenty-five selected publications from the evaluation are listed. (Contains 20 tables.) (MN)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Manpower Demonstration Research Corp., New York, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Support Act 1988