Researchers examined the work, education, and training experiences of single parents targeted by the Employment Retention and Advancement project.
Few parents advanced over time, and most of the remaining parents either spent long periods out of work or lost ground; parents who advanced had worked more stably over the period than other parents; parents who did not work during Year 3 had very high rates of employment instability; in terms of demographic characteristics and experiences, parents who worked but had not advanced were between these two extremes (that is, between parents who advanced and those who did not work in Year 3; and job changing is an important route to advancement.
Report Title: Paths To Advancement for Single Parents
Agency Sponsor: ACF-OPRE, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation
Federal Contact: Michael Dubinsky, 202-401-3442
Record ID: 9817 (Report completed November 15, 2010)