The National Evaluation of the Welfare-to-Work Grants Program

The National Evaluation of the Welfare-to-Work Grants Program

Published: Sep 01, 2004
Publisher: Washington, DC: Mathematica Policy Research
Associated Project

Rural Welfare-to-Work Strategies Demonstration Evaluation

Time frame: 2000-2008

Prepared for:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families


Thomas M. Fraker

Dan M. Levy

Irma Perez-Johnson

Alan M. Hershey

Demetra S. Smith Nightingale

Robert B. Olsen

Rita A. Stapulonis

This final report presents descriptive findings from Mathematica's study of enrollees during the two years after they entered a welfare-to-work program. Most were TANF recipients with significant barriers to employment; although most were employed at some time during the study, many faced employment problems at the end of that period, and the jobs they held often left them in poverty. Whether a more comprehensive approach would produce better results is unclear, but the report presents design and implementation factors for programs to consider.

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