This random assignment study examines the long-term impacts of a community college program offering financial aid that is contingent on academic performance. Focusing on low-income parents, mostly mothers, it finds that the program decreased the time it took students to earn a degree but did not increase employment or earnings.
Evidence from Three States
In a study of over 3,500 women in welfare-to-work programs in three states, child care instability did not appear to be a major cause of employment instability.
Evidence from Ten Experimental Welfare-to-Work Programs
Evidence from Random Assignment Studies of Welfare and Work Programs
Ethnographic Evidence from Working Poor Families in the New Hope Intervention
How Mothers Meet Basic Family Needs While Moving from Welfare to Work
Patching Together Care for Children When Parents Move from Welfare to Work
The Effects of Welfare Reform Policies on Marriage and Cohabitation