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Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, 2018
Higher education is the state's road to jobs and prosperity. No entity in state government can help Oklahoma reach its goals of educational excellence and workforce development faster or more comprehensively than public higher education. More college graduates means an increase in our state's per capita income and a stronger state economy. This…
Descriptors: Colleges, Universities, Paying for College, Undergraduate Students
Anzelone, Caitlin, Ed.; Dechausay, Nadine, Ed.; Alemany, Xavier, Ed. – Administration for Children & Families, 2018
The Behavioral Interventions to Advance Self-Sufficiency (BIAS) project conducted 15 randomized controlled trials of behavioral interventions across eight states, in the domains of work support, child support, and child care. BIAS used a systematic approach called "behavioral diagnosis and design" to develop the interventions and their…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Intervention, Randomized Controlled Trials, Program Design
Howell, Octavia – Pew Charitable Trusts, 2018
By many measures, Philadelphia is on an upswing, with a growing population, an influx of new investment, and rising household incomes. Yet at the same time, a significant share of the city's residents are struggling. More than a quarter--about 400,000 people--live below the poverty line, which is about $19,700 a year for an adult with two children…
Descriptors: Poverty, Health, Crime, Access to Education
MDRC, 2018
This issue brief describes the programs and systems of the MDRC Center for Data Insights. Ranging from simple descriptive summaries to advanced machine learning algorithms, the Center's eight current projects aim to use institutions' increasingly rich data to provide new insights that can help refine and target their client's services: (1)…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Federal Programs, Welfare Services, State Aid
Stevens, Katharine B. – American Enterprise Institute, 2018
The early experiences of babies and young children have a profound, lasting impact on the rest of their lives. Too many low-income children today are entering kindergarten so far behind that they can never catch up. High-quality childcare, which helps the country's youngest, most disadvantaged children get a good start while enabling their parents…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Partnerships in Education, Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Adams, Gina; Spaulding, Shayne – Urban Institute, 2018
National and state policymakers are considering whether to expand or establish work requirements for safety net programs such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Medicaid. During this process, policymakers should take into account what safety net program recipients need to meet those requirements and place themselves on a…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Health Insurance, Nutrition, Low Income Groups
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 2018
Federal funding for early childhood education and care promotes three overarching policy goals: (1) increasing children's access to services; (2) raising the quality of early childhood programs; and (3) fostering greater coordination among the many providers--public schools, center-based child care, home-based child care, Head Start, and more--of…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Federal Aid, Access to Education
Jobs for the Future, 2018
In the nation today, 4.6 million young adults ages 16 to 24 are out of school and unemployed. More than one-third live in poverty. For these young people, commonly referred to as opportunity youth, building skills and gaining work experience are key to upward mobility. However, they face significant barriers to entering the labor market.…
Descriptors: Poverty, Disadvantaged Youth, Young Adults, Job Skills
Glosser, Asaph; Ellis, Emily – Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 2018
People served by public assistance programs such as Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) often have difficulty finding jobs in the competitive labor market. This report describes the ways in which eight TANF programs primarily serving American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) families use subsidized employment. Subsidized employment…
Descriptors: Employment Programs, American Indians, Tribes, Alaska Natives
Johnstone, Rob – Center for Community College Student Engagement, 2017
The data contained in this report provide new connective tissue and insight into students' lives and the ways in which their financial concerns coincide with their academic work and their ability to succeed. The report focuses on the financial health of community college students, including their perceptions of their current financial…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Paying for College, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance, 2017
This tool was prepared for the Early Learning Challenge (ELC) States that attended the Peer Learning Exchange, "Financing and Sustaining Quality Programs and Systems," in October 2017. This Peer Learning Exchange was a collaborative effort by Early Learning Challenge Technical Assistance (ELC TA,) Center on Enhancing Early Learning…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Educational Finance, Financial Support, Federal Aid
Hartley, Robert Paul; Lamarche, Carlos; Ziliak, James P. – University of Kentucky Center for Poverty Research, 2017
We estimate the effect of welfare reform on the intergenerational transmission of welfare participation and related economic outcomes using a long panel of mother-daughter pairs over the survey period 1968-2013 in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics. Because states implemented welfare reform at different times starting in 1992, the cross-state…
Descriptors: Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients, Mothers, Daughters
Auspos, Patricia – Annie E. Casey Foundation, 2017
An integrated data system (IDS) that links information from separate administrative data systems offers policymakers, program administrators and researchers a powerful tool to analyze interactive effects across systems and make more informed decisions to improve outcomes for vulnerable families. This case study discusses how two states (Washington…
Descriptors: Data Use, Child Welfare, Foster Care, Family Programs
Office of Child Care, 2017
This Report to Congress is required by Section 658L of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act, as amended. The report provides information about the role of the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF), which is authorized under the CCDBG Act. This report covers fiscal year (FY) 2016 and (FY) 2017. The data and analysis contained in…
Descriptors: Block Grants, Child Care, Federal Aid, Grants
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Pizzolato, Jane Elizabeth; Olson, Avery B. – Journal of College Student Development, 2016
Through a year-long study of welfare-to-work students in the community college CalWORKs program, we investigated what self-authorship development looks like by examining developmental progress, and whether there are patterns in development along the three dimensions of self-authorship. Findings demonstrate progress toward self-authorship, but…
Descriptors: Individual Development, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services, Poverty Programs
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