The Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: Enrollee Outcomes One Year After Program Entry. Did Enrollees Move from Their Initial Jobs to Better Jobs?


Job turnover is often viewed as a barrier to the long-term success of at-risk adults in the labor market. Consequently, some WtW programs, most notably those following the JHU model, include services designed to reduce the rates at which enrollees who have achieved employment leave their jobs. However, in the broader population, changing jobs is often viewed as a career-enhancing step. This section documents job exit rates among WtW enrollees and presents evidence that job changes by these individuals sometimes resulted in additional fringe benefits.

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