Study Methods Coordination and Client Services Advantages of Coordination for the Client Factors that Promote Coordination Challenges to Coordination Conclusions
Content Findings from Existing Research Options for Future Research
Contents Research Question and Methods Core Results Implications Directions for Future Research
Contents Three general program models for delivering services to the hard-to-employ were implemented in programs in the study sites. WtW grantees focus on the most disadvantaged, as specified in congressionally established provisions, but most programs have faced difficulties enrolling eligible individuals.
The Welfare-to-Work (WtW) grants program is one of several major federally funded initiatives to help welfare recipients and other low-income parents move into employment. In 1997, the Balanced Budget Act authorized the U.S. Department of Labor to award $3 billion in WtW grants to states and local organizations. These grants were intended to suppo
Study to Examine UI Eligibility Among Former TANF Recipients: Evidence from New Jersey, Final Report
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This paper presents an analysis of workers who persistently have low earnings in the labor market over a period of three or more years. Some of these workers manage to escape from this low-earning status over subsequent years, while many do not. Using data from the Longitudinal Employer Household Dynamics (LEHD) program at the U.S. Census Bureau,
Contents Making the Decision to Operate Tribal TANF Developing a Sound TANF Plan Ensuring Smooth Program Implementation and Operations Lessons Learned and Implications
National welfare reform legislation in 1996 created the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, which imposed time limits on cash assistance receipt and broadened and strengthened mandates for clients to work or engage in work-related activities. The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) rationalized and consolidated multiple empl
Recent interest among policymakers in helping Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries return to work has increased the desire for knowledge about the employment activities of people with disabilities before they apply for benefits. Learning about the participation of applicants in programs designed to support employment and pr
Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), a program operated by the Social Security Administration, insures workers and their families against the inability to work because of a disability. As such, it provides a vital safety net for millions of Americans. However, conflicting statistics and differing perspectives on the program have given r
To answer questions on what services and barriers people with psychiatric disorders face, the authors conducted two targeted literature reviews: (1) employment programs and outcomes for people with psychiatric disorders; and (2) employment programs for people with other disabilities. Also analyzed was data from the Survey of Income and Program
In this issue brief, the authors explore the provisions of the Affordable Care Act that may enable Americans with mental illness to obtain the mental health treatment and support services they need to continue working or get back to work.
The increasing labor supply of single mothers in the US labor market in the 1990s is well documented, but due to data deficiencies it generally has been difficult to track the progress in the labor market of this group.
The paper addresses four areas of work-family policy with particular relevance for the wellbeing of low-income working parents and their families: (1) unpaid family and medical leave, (2) paid parental or family leave (extended leave), (3) paid sick leave (short-term leave), and (4) workplace flexibility or initiatives to expand employees’ contr
This report is the final deliverable of a joint project sponsored ASPE/HHS and U.S. Department of Labor to assess the feasibility of conducting a rigorous evaluation of the LTC RAP. This analysis evaluates possible research designs to evaluate the Long-Term Care Registered Apprenticeship Program (LTC RAP) administered by the U.S. Department of Lab
Characteristics of Long-Term Care Registered Apprenticeship Programs: Implications for Evaluation Design
This report, developed by the Urban Institute and RTI International, examines the characteristics of selected LTC RAPs as part of the effort to determine the feasibility of evaluating the programs. The site descriptions do not constitute full case studies, but they capture key program features relevant to structuring a rigorous evaluation. A final
A Descriptive Analysis of the U.S. Department of Labor's Long-Term Care Registered Apprenticeship Programs
This report provides an overview of Long-Term Care Registered Apprenticeship Programs (LTC RAPs) based on existing administrative data from U.S. Department of Labor. The purpose of this initial review is to support the design of a potential future evaluation of the effects of LTC RAPs on apprentices and the program sponsors that administer or oper
In the years since welfare reform transformed federal cash assistance for the poor into to the time-limited, work-focused Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, the issue of substance abuse among welfare recipients has arisen periodically as a policy and programmatic concern. This Issue Brief examines recent State and federal legi