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Bloom, Dan; Anderson, Jacquelyn; Wavelet, Melissa; Gardiner, Karen N.; Fishman, Michael E. – 2002
The Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) project was undertaken to identify effective strategies for helping low-income parents work more steadily and advance in the labor market. The 15 ERA demonstration projects that were operating in nine states (California, Florida, Illinois, Minnesota, New York, Oregon, South Carolina; Tennessee, and…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Ladders, Case Studies, Caseworker Approach
Tout, Kathryn; Martinson, Karin; Koralek, Robin; Ehrle, Jennifer – 2001
This brief summarizes information collected during visits to Hennepin County (Minnesota's largest urban county) in 1999 and 2000 to document changes and progress since 1997. It updates a 1997 report that reviewed the benefits and services in the state and described the economic and political context shaping Minnesota's agenda for serving…
Descriptors: Child Welfare, Children, Day Care, Early Childhood Education
Michalopoulos, Charles; Schwartz, Christine – 2000
The impacts of 20 welfare-to-work programs across the United States were evaluated to determine which clients derive the greatest benefits from different approaches to moving individuals from welfare to work. Of the 20 programs examined, 7 were characterized as employment focused, 5 provided a mix of first activities without an employment focus, 4…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basic Skills, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Comparative Analysis