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ERIC Number: ED503030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Workforce Development, Welfare Reform, and Child Well-Being. Working Paper 1
National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation
This paper summarizes recent evidence from a series of evaluations of family self-sufficiency programs. These studies show that policies can be successful in achieving both positive economic benefits for parents (such as increased employment) and positive educational effects on their children. It need not be the case that increasing mothers' work effort simply increases their time away from the family and harms their children, but that certain types of economic policies can benefit children's school performance and social behavior. (Contains 1 note and 2 figures.) [Additional sponsorship was provided by the Buffett Early Childhood Fund.]
National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation. Available from: Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University. 50 Church Street 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA 02138. Tel: 617-496-0578; Fax: 617-496-1229; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: McCormick Tribune Foundation; William T. Grant Foundation
Authoring Institution: National Forum on Early Childhood Program Evaluation
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A