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Aber, Lawrence; Chaudry, Ajay – Urban Institute (NJ1), 2010
Children and youth vary in their developmental health due to differences in family economic security and exposure to toxic stress. The economic downturn has increased the challenges facing low-income children. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) and the President's first budget made significant down-payments on investments in…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Economic Climate, Low Income Groups, Politics of Education
Case, Annette; Burchfield, Erin; Sommers, Paul – 2001
Unemployment wage data were evaluated to assess employment, job retention, and wage progression for graduates of Community Jobs (CJ), a short-term public job creation program for the hard to employ in the state of Washington. The following were among the findings: (1) 66% of all participants were employed after graduating from CJ; (2) 53% were…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Development, Adult Vocational Education, At Risk Persons