Performance Improvement 2003. Findings


Selected findings indicated that the full WRP program increased employment and reduced reliance on  cash assistance for single-parent families, but had little effect in areas such as material hardship, children’s school performance, or other family and child outcomes. Results also showed that increases in employment and income were largest for the most disadvantaged members, and that the net cost of the program was low and more than offset by reduced public assistance payments. There were few program effects for two-parent households.

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