Research Report Economic Security for Extremely Vulnerable Families: Themes and Options for Workforce Development and Asset Strategies
Olivia Golden, Pamela J. Loprest, Gregory B. Mills
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This report explores workforce and asset development strategies for improving the economic security of extremely vulnerable families, those facing major challenges beyond poverty. Evidence drawn from the authors' own research, their review of relevant literature, and learning sessions conducted by the Annie E. Casey Foundation's Center for Community and Economic in Washington, DC, Chicago, and Portland, Maine, suggests that programs can succeed at improving the skills and employability of extremely vulnerable parents and increasing their savings to help tide them through emergencies. The paper also highlights opportunities to inform policy and support targeted research to advance this agenda.
Research Areas Education Wealth and financial well-being Families Social safety net Workforce
Tags Workforce development Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Asset and debts Welfare and safety net programs Economic well-being Public service and subsidized employment programs Wages and nonwage compensation
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population