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National Skills Coalition, 2020
Over half of jobs in the U.S. require training beyond high school but not a four-year degree. These skilled jobs are the backbone of America's economy, and filling them is critical to America's success in the 21st century. Every day, in communities coast to coast, working people, students, and families are looking for opportunities to get ahead.…
Descriptors: Job Skills, 21st Century Skills, Labor Force Development, Partnerships in Education
Sosinsky, Laura; Halle, Tamara; Susman-Stillman, Amy; Cleveland, Jennifer; Li, Weilin – Child Trends, 2015
The Maryland-Minnesota Child Care Research Partnership brought together two states committed to examining critical issues in early care and education and using research findings to inform policy with an interdisciplinary team of researchers experienced in conducting studies on (1) subsidy policy; (2) quality improvement strategies; and (3)…
Descriptors: Child Care, Early Childhood Education, Financial Support, Policy Formation
Relave, Nanette; Flynn-Khan, Margaret – Finance Project, 2007
This report addresses how the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program can be an important source of funding for maintaining, improving, and expanding out-of-school time initiatives. The report is designed to help policymakers and program developers understand the opportunities and challenges of effectively using TANF funding to…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Policy Formation
Hoffman, Saul D.; Seidman, Laurence S. – 2003
The impact of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on working families was analyzed. The analysis established that the EITC is, on balance, a highly effective program that meets its primary objectives well. The following benefits of the EITC were identified: (1) it reduced the poverty rate in 1999 by an estimated 1.5 percentage points; (2) it is…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Cost Effectiveness, Economic Impact, Eligibility
Coontz, Stephanie; Folbre, Nancy – 2002
Marriage offers important social and economic benefits. Well-designed public policies could play a constructive role in helping couples develop the skills needed to develop healthy, sustainable relationships with each other and their children. It does not follow, however, that marriage promotion should be a significant component of anti-poverty…
Descriptors: Employed Parents, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Employment Problems
Friedman, Pamela – Issue Notes, 2002
The numerous layoffs of low-income workers that occurred when the nation's economy slowed in 2001 have created numerous challenges for local Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) programs. By increasing collaboration between community economic development and workforce development efforts to serve low-income residents, states and…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Development, Cooperative Planning, Corporations
Jones-DeWeever, Avis – 2002
Much of the discussion surrounding marriage promotion policies have little basis in the reality of life in low-income communities. Research suggests that much of the income differential between low-income and middle class women is the result of differences in educational attainment, labor market experience, and access to labor supply rather than…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Children, Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits
Conway, Maureen; Zandniapour, Lily – 2002
The Sectoral Employment Development Learning Project (SEDLP) examined industry-based ("sectoral") approaches to employment training to determine whether they can help low-income individuals advance in the labor market. The SEDLP sample included 732 individuals at baseline, including 185 recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation
Relave, Nanette – Issue Notes, 2002
Collaboration between welfare and workforce development agencies has increased since the implementation of welfare reform. Federal legislation, state and local policy-making environments, and the capacity of potential partners to serve an agency's clients affect agency collaboration. The following broad approaches to collaboration have been…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Coordination
Nilsen, Sigurd R. – 2002
The General Accounting Office (GAO) reviewed the state and local coordination of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Workforce Investment Act (WIA) services for TANF clients. Data were gathered though the following activities: (1) analysis of surveys of WIA officials in all 50 states that were conducted in 2001 and 2000; (2) visits…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Comparative Analysis, Coordination, Delivery Systems
Relave, Nanette – Reauthorization Notes, 2002
The various parties interested in reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program are considering a number of issues related to the program's work requirements. The following policy questions have sparked particular debate: (1) the impact that allowing additional activities to count toward federal participation rates…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Change Strategies, Delivery Systems, Education Work Relationship
Morris, Pamela; Gennetian, Lisa A.; Knox, Virginia – 2002
Studies of nearly a dozen welfare programs were reviewed to determine the effects of welfare policies on children and youth and to identify issues requiring consideration during reauthorization of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. The following were among the key findings: (1) the school achievement of elementary school-age…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Child Welfare, Children
Goldberg, Heidi – 2002
A significant number of current and former Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients have various barriers to finding and maintaining employment. Among the most common barriers are physical and mental health problems, domestic violence, low skill levels, lack of adequate or affordable housing, and limited proficiency in English.…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Employment, Employment Potential, Employment Programs
Hastedt, Christine B.; Smith, Rebekah J. – 2002
Five years after the massive overhaul of the nation's welfare system, 21 Maine families receiving public assistance spoke about their lives during welfare reform. The following were among the key themes that emerged throughout the conversations: (1) those leaving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) often remain poor or very nearly poor;…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Access to Health Care, Case Studies, Child Care
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and the Workforce. – 2002
This report presents the testimony and submissions presented at the first of a series of Congressional hearings on workforce development and reauthorization of the Workforce Investment Act. Statements were given by the following individuals: (1) Buck McKeon, U.S. (United States) Congressman from California; (2) John Tierney, U.S. Congressman from…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons
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