The Welfare-to-Work Grants Program: Enrollee Outcomes One Year After Program Entry. What Were the Characteristics of Jobs Obtained by Enrollees?


Welfare policymakers are concerned not only that able-bodied TANF recipients and other at-risk adults become employed, but also that they eventually obtain jobs that allow them to achieve substantial self-sufficiency. Expectations for initial jobs may be more modest, based on an assumption of subsequent advancement to better jobs. This section describes the characteristics of the principal job held by WtW enrollees who were employed one year after program entry. Section C presents findings on job advancement.

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