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
Fredrik Andersson, Julia Lane, Erika McEntarfer
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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.
Research Areas Wealth and financial well-being Social safety net
Tags Workplace and industry studies Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Employment and income data Wages and nonwage compensation Unemployment and unemployment insurance
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population