Pennsylvania

Report

How Are They Faring?

January, 2003

Responding to the growing need to understand whether people who have left the welfare rolls since the passage of the 1996 welfare reform law are able to find and keep jobs and earn enough to lift their families out of poverty, this study compares two groups of single-parent welfare recipients — one that left the welfare rolls in 1996, and a similar group who exited welfare in 1998 —investigating their background characteristics, their employment and earnings experiences, and their material well-being.

Working Paper

Basic Characteristics of Economically Disadvantaged Couples in the U.S.

July, 2004
David Fein

Using recent surveys and published reports, this working paper assembles a portrait of the attitudes and behaviors of disadvantaged married couples. It gathers and assesses descriptive statistics on the formation and stability, characteristics, and quality of marriages in the low-income population in the U.S. We welcome discussion and comments on this working paper.

Report

Evidence from the Talent Development High School Model

May, 2005
James J. Kemple, Corinne Herlihy, Thomas J. Smith

Talent Development, a high school reform initiative, produced substantial positive effects on attendance, academic course credits earned, tenth-grade promotion, and algebra pass rates for students in very low-performing schools in Philadelphia.

Brief

How Welfare and Work Policies Influence Parents' Decisions

August, 2002
Lisa Gennetian, Aletha Huston, Danielle Crosby, Young Eun Chang, Edward D. Lowe, Thomas S. Weisner

Congressional deliberations on the future of welfare reform have reopened a debate about whether current child care assistance programs adequately support employment among low-income working parents while also fostering their children's development. Issues at the forefront of this debate are explored in this timely new policy brief.

Report

Final Report on a Program for School Dropouts

October, 1993
George Cave, Johannes Bos, Fred Doolittle, Cyril Toussaint

This report, which completes the JOBSTART Demonstration, addresses issues closely linked to the nation’s ongoing debate about how best to improve the employment and earnings prospects of low-skilled, economically disadvantaged young people, who otherwise live outside the economic mainstream.

Report

The Experiences of Current and Former Welfare Mothers Who Work

November, 2001
Denise Polit, Rebecca Widom, Kathryn Edin, Stan Bowie, Andrew London, Ellen Scott, Abel Valenzuela

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