Promoting Participation

How to Increase Involvement in Welfare-to-Work Activities

| Gayle Hamilton, Susan Scrivener

One of the major elements of welfare reform nationwide is a focus on increasing the number of people who participate in welfare-to-work programs. MDRC’s welfare evaluation and more than two decades of field experience offer lessons about participation patterns, where participation is likely to fall off, and how to increase participation. This guide shares those lessons, offering practical advice to policy makers and welfare-to-work program administrators.