Illinois

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.

Brief

Helping Low-Income and First-Generation Students Make Good College Choices

April, 2012
Jay Sherwin

Too many low-income, college-ready students are “undermatching” — enrolling in colleges for which they are academically overqualified or not going to college at all. Early results from the College Match Program in three Chicago high schools suggest that it’s possible to help students navigate the complicated college application process and make more informed decisions.

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

Final Impacts for Twelve Models

April, 2010
Richard Hendra, Keri-Nicole Dillman, Gayle Hamilton, Erika Lundquist, Karin Martinson, Melissa Wavelet

This report presents the final implementation and impact findings for 12 programs in the national Employment Retention and Advancement project, sponsored by the federal Administration for Children and Families. These programs attempted to promote steady work and career advancement for current and former welfare recipients and other low-wage workers, most of whom were single mothers.

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