Employment Strategies for Low-Wage and Hard-to-Employ Workers: Select Project Lessons

Karina Lipovsky (Editor)

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives
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Many recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and other low-income individuals find or keep jobs for a while, but far fewer remain steadily employed, advance in the labor market, or earn wages that lift their families out of poverty. To address these issues, a number of initiatives have aimed to help low-wage workers stay employed and move up in the labor market. Several such programs, trying different strategies, were studied as part of a multiyear, multisite evaluation called the Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) project. This book examines the ERA program which outlines a few strategies that succeeded in improving individuals’ employment retention and earnings as well as strategies that did not. Key findings and lessons are detailed. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface pp. i-viii

Increasing Employment Stability and Earnings for Low-Wage Wage Workers: Lessons from the Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) Project
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)pp. 1-80

What Strategies Work for the Hard-to-Employ?
(U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)pp. 81-178

Index pp. 179-186

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