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ERIC Number: EJ779463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 26
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0193-841X
Potential Barriers to Work for Substance-Abusing Women on Welfare: Findings from the CASAWORKS for Families Pilot Demonstration
Gutman, Marjorie A.; Mckay, James; Ketterlinus, Robert D.; Mclellan, A. Thomas
Evaluation Review, v27 n6 p681-706 2003
Aim: To assess the prevalence and relationship to later employment of potential barriers to work for substance-abusing women on Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) enrolled in a multiservice welfare-to-work program. Design: A field study with repeated measures and intent-to-treat sampling. Intervention: The CASAWORKS for Families (CWF) was delivered in 11 sites in nine states across the nation and featured integration of substance-abuse treatment and employment and work readiness services. Measurement: The Addiction Severity Index, supplemented with subject-appropriate questions. Sample: A total of 366 CWF women who completed interviews at program enrollment, and at 6 and 12 months later. Findings: Substance-abusing women on TANF in the CWF program exhibited multiple potential barriers to work at enrollment, averaging 6 out of 14 potential barriers assessed. They reported significantly more obstacles than a general welfare sample of women from the same locales. Few single barriers were significantly related to employment at 12 months. However, the total number of potential barriers to work experienced, particularly at 6 months, was related to employment at 12 months.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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