Research Report Designing Welfare-to-Work Programs for Families Facing Personal or Family Challenges
Lessons from the Field
LaDonna Pavetti, Krista K. Olson, Nancy M. Pindus, Marta Pernas, Julia B. Isaacs
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This report describes the exceptional challenges faced by some families that make it difficult for them to seek employment or to sustain employment over the long term. This report summarizes information from case studies in eight state and local programs that have expanded the Job Opportunities and Basic Skills (JOBS) program or have developed programs outside of the welfare system to address the needs of these families. Furthermore, the report examines the issues that are important to consider when designing such programs.

Research Areas Families Social safety net
Tags Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Welfare and safety net programs Father involvement Disabilities and employment Disability equity policy