Welfare-to-Work

Report

Final Evidence from the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Demonstration

August, 2011
Richard Hendra, James A. Riccio, Richard Dorsett, David H. Greenberg, Genevieve Knight, Joan Phillips, Philip K. Robins, Sandra Vegeris, Johanna Walter

The British ERA program’s distinctive combination of post-employment advisory support and financial incentives was designed to help low-income individuals who entered work sustain employment and advance in the labor market. It produced short-term earnings gains for two target groups but sustained increases in employment and earnings and positive benefit-cost results for the third target group, long-term unemployed individuals.

Report

Early Implementation and Ethnographic Findings from the Project on Devolution and Urban Change

April, 1999
Janet Quint, Kathryn Edin, Maria L. Buck, Barbara Fink, Yolanda Padilla, Olis Simmons-Hewitt, Mary Valmont
Report

Income Support Systems in Cuyahoga and Philadelphia, 2000 to 2005

March, 2007
David Seith, Sarah Rich, Lashawn Richburg-Hayes

This report, part of MDRC’s Project on Devolution and Urban Change, tells the story of Cleveland’s and Philadelphia’s welfare systems in the early 2000s, a time marked by an economic downturn, state budget cuts, and welfare time limits.

Report
November, 2010
Sonya Williams, Stephen Freedman

This report from the national Employment Retention and Advancement Project demonstrates that low-income single-parent and two-parent families have a roughly equivalent need for services to support employment retention and advancement and that this need does not differ substantially between men and women in two-parent families.

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