Successful Transitions out of Low-Wage Work for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipients

Research Report

Successful Transitions out of Low-Wage Work for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Recipients

The Role of Employers, Coworkers, and Location--Final Report

Abstract

This study examines the effect of employer characteristics, types of coworkers, and residential location in promoting the advancement of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients in the labor market. It is the first to use new, large integrated employer-employee data--with new measures of worker quality and firm pay premia--to examine labor market outcomes and provide evidence that proactive welfare agencies may use in decision making.

To reuse content from Urban Institute, visit copyright.com, search for the publications, choose from a list of licenses, and complete the transaction.