Moving People from Welfare to Work. Lessons from the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies.. 3. Effects on Education Outcomes


The education-focused programs in NEWWS engaged large numbers of people in mandatory education or training classes -- more people than would have enrolled in such classes on their own. The next critical question iswhether higher participation in such classes enabled people in the education-focused programs to acquire the credentials or skills that might give them a better foothold in the labor market and better prospects of moving into good jobs than control group members had. On this topic, NEWWS offers a number of insights.