Washington

October, 2004
Edward B. Liebow, Carolina Katz Reid, Gabrielle E. O'Malley, Scott Marsh

Seattle Jobs-Plus — part of an MDRC national research demonstration designed to promote employment among public housing residents — succeeded in engaging a majority of residents, many of whom were immigrants from diverse parts of the world, in work-related services or supports.

Lessons from the Jobs-Plus Demonstration in Public Housing

November, 2003
Linda Yuriko Kato

From the Jobs-Plus initiative, this report describes efforts to build participation among public housing residents in a program that offers services and financial incentives designed to promote work.

Implementing the Community Support for Work Component of Jobs-Plus

June, 2004
Linda Yuriko Kato

The “community support for work” component of Jobs-Plus relies on outreach workers from public housing developments to help extend Jobs-Plus’s reach in public housing communities.

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.

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