The Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: Enrollee Outcomes One Year After Program Entry. Did Enrollees Escape Poverty?


The incomes received by the households of WtW enrollees one year after they entered the program generally did not exceed the federal poverty threshold.(63)Baltimore County was the only site wherein a majority of enrollees had above-poverty incomes (Exhibit V.6). In contrast, more than two-thirds of enrollees in Boston, Chicago, Ft. Worth, Nashville, Philadelphia, Phoenix, West Virginia, and Yakima were living in poverty at the one-year follow-up point. And in six of these sites (all but West Virginia and Yakima), most enrollees were living in severe poverty, with total incomes below 50 percent of the federal poverty threshold.

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