Implementation, Participation Patterns, Costs, and Two-Year Impacts of the Portland (Oregon) Welfare-to-Work Program: Executive Summary. Future Research


This report contains valuable information on an unusually effective welfare­to­work program.  Additional follow­up and information will offer a more complete picture of Portland’s effects.  Future documents — as part of the full, seven­site evaluation — will provide up to five years of follow­up on the Portland sample members, analyze the program’s impacts on a wider array of outcomes and for more subgroups, examine the extent to which the program had "spillover" effects on sample members’ children, and compare the program’s five­year costs with the five­year benefits.