Working Paper The Role of SCSEP in Workforce Training for Low-Income Older Workers
The Senior Community Service Employment Program White Paper
Kelly S. Mikelson
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The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is projected to serve more than 67,000 low-income unemployed older adults in program year 2017. Operated by the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, SCSEP is the only federally funded program to target older people who want to enter or reenter the workforce. The fiscal year 2018 budget eliminates all funding for SCSEP; this white paper examines the evidence on the program and discusses the potential effects of cutting it.
Research Areas Economic mobility and inequality Education Wealth and financial well-being Aging and retirement Families Social safety net Workforce
Tags Families with low incomes Subsidized employment Workforce development Economic well-being Poverty Public service and subsidized employment programs Older workers Employment and income data Wages and nonwage compensation Workers in low-wage jobs Retirement Labor force Family care and support Wealth inequality Job training Mobility Unemployment and unemployment insurance Work supports Inequality and mobility Retirement policy Wages and economic mobility
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center