Can Targeting Industries Improve Earnings for Welfare Recipients Moving from Welfare-to-Work?

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Can Targeting Industries Improve Earnings for Welfare Recipients Moving from Welfare-to-Work?

Preliminary Findings

Abstract

This paper presents preliminary findings from a larger study that examines whether targeted industry employment and workforce development interventions -- such as sector employment initiatives -- might improve the quality of employment for welfare recipients. The study explores the link between pre and post-PRWORA employment in certain industries and the quality of jobs held by former welfare recipients. The goal is to determine if the economic well-being of former welfare recipients might be improved if welfare-to-work efforts targeted specific industries for employment initiatives for welfare recipients.

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