Using a quasi-experimental, pre-test/post-test comparison group design consisting of an impact and process study, this study compared the alternative Welfare-to-Work program strategies (WorkFirst and Minnesota Family Investment Plan (MFIP)). WorkFirst uses a rapid labor force attachment strategy versus MFIP, which represents a progressive labor force attachment model. The major finding of the study indicates that the effects of both programs on welfare participation were virtually identical. Clients in both programs had the same levels of employment, earnings, overall well being, family formation, and educational experience for children.
PIC ID: 6825
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Dubinsky, Michael, 202-401-3442
Performer: Minnesota Department of Human Services, St. Paul, MN