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Matthews, Hannah; Schmit, Stephanie – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2014
Child care subsidies help make quality child care affordable for low-income parents, allowing them to attend work or school to support their families while ensuring their children's healthy development. Access to quality child care is also proven to strengthen families' economic security. The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the…
Descriptors: Participation, Enrollment Rate, Expenditures, Block Grants
Gray, Kelsey Farson; Eslami, Esa – US Department of Agriculture, 2014
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) serves as the foundation of America's national nutrition safety net. It is the nation's first line of defense against food insecurity and offers a powerful tool to improve nutrition among low-income individuals. SNAP is the largest of the 15 domestic food and nutrition assistance programs…
Descriptors: Nutrition, Food Service, Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients
Martin, Michael O.; Mullis, Ina V. S.; Foy, Pierre; Stanco, Gabrielle M. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2012
For more than 50 years, the International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) has been conducting comparative studies of educational achievement in a number of curriculum areas, including mathematics and science. TIMSS 2011 represents the fifth cycle of the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS),…
Descriptors: Science Achievement, Comparative Education, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Foundation for Child Development, 2009
The Foundation for Child Development Child and Youth Well-Being Index Project at Duke University issues an annual comprehensive measure of how children are faring in the United States. The Child Well-Being Index (CWI) is based on a composite of 28 "Key Indicators" of wellbeing that are grouped into seven "Quality-of-Life/Well-Being…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Well Being, Child Development, Trend Analysis
McClintock, Bruce R. – CURRENTS, 2009
Increasingly, U.S. colleges and universities are reaching out locally, nationally, and internationally to a variety of audiences, articulating their important role in society. One major objective of this outreach is to attract the financial resources that will enable these institutions to achieve their educational aspirations. One might imagine…
Descriptors: Participation, Alumni, Academic Aspiration, Alumni Associations
Thornton, Craig; Livermore, Gina; Fraker, Thomas; Stapleton, David; O'Day, Bonnie; Wittenburg, David; Weathers, Robert; Goodman, Nanette; Silva, Tim; Martin, Emily Sama; Gregory, Jesse; Wright, Debra; Mamun, Arif – Mathematica Policy Research, Inc., 2007
Ticket to Work and Self-Sufficiency program (TTW) was designed to enhance the market for services that help disability beneficiaries become economically self-sufficient by providing beneficiaries with a wide range of choices for obtaining services and to give employment-support service providers new financial incentives to serve beneficiaries…
Descriptors: Employment Services, Incentives, Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. – 2003
The General Accounting Office (GAO) studied selected nations' policies to increase the number of older workers participating in the labor force. The main data collection activities were as follows: (1) an analysis of population and labor force data from eight high-income Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development member nations; (2) an…
Descriptors: Aging (Individuals), Case Studies, Change Strategies, Comparative Analysis
Schuetze, Hans G., Ed.; Slowey, Maria, Ed. – 2000
This book contains 11 papers on higher education and lifelong learners. The following papers are included: "Traditions and New Directions in Higher Education: A Comparative Perspective on Non-Traditional Students and Lifelong Learners" (Hans G. Schuetze, Maria Slowey); "Austria: The Enduring Myth of the Full-Time Student: An…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Change Strategies, Colleges
O'Connell, Philip J. – 1999
Data from the International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) were analyzed to compare the incidence and volume of continuing education (CE) and training among adults in the following countries: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The following were among the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Age Differences
United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Hamburg (Germany). Inst. for Education. – 1999
This booklet, which was produced as a follow-up to the Fifth International Conference on Adult Education, presents examples of key areas where research is currently being conducted by various public and nongovernmental agencies and recommends ways to enhance communication among researchers. The first 75% of the booklet reviews recent research on…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning
Boaz, Ruth L. – 1978
This third report of adult education statistics is part of a triennial series begun in 1969 and continued in 1972. (New inclusions in the 1975 report are demographic characteristics of full-time high school or college students participating in adult education and non-student participants' opinions regarding course helpfulness.) After a brief…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Dropouts, Adult Education, Adults
Levesque, Karen; Lauen, Doug; Teitelbaum, Peter; Alt, Martha; Librera, Sally – Education Statistics Quarterly, 2000
Describes trends in participation in secondary and postsecondary vocational education. Available data signal that change is occurring in the directions advocated by recent reform efforts, especially improved academic preparation and greater postsecondary education participation. (SLD)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Trends, Participation, Postsecondary Education