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  • Individual Author: Fishman, Mike
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2017

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes the findings from an implementation study of four separate training programs for long-term unemployed workers. This presentation discusses the policy context, evaluation overview, ready-to-work grantee programs, and key findings of the study.

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes the findings from an implementation study of four separate training programs for long-term unemployed workers. This presentation discusses the policy context, evaluation overview, ready-to-work grantee programs, and key findings of the study.

  • Individual Author: Khadduri, Jill; Burt, Martha R.; Walton, Douglas
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2017

    What are the patterns of benefit receipt among families who experience homelessness? This brief uses data collected for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Options Study to analyze patterns of receipt of TANF cash assistance, SNAP food assistance, and publicly funded health insurance benefits among these families, with a focus on the characteristics of those receiving and not receiving benefits. The brief:

    • Examines whether family characteristics, including age, marital status, and demographic characteristics relate to benefit receipt
    • Explores the relationship between benefit receipt and housing instability following an initial shelter stay
    • Examines whether help accessing benefits is related to families’ TANF receipt. (Author abstract) 

    What are the patterns of benefit receipt among families who experience homelessness? This brief uses data collected for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Family Options Study to analyze patterns of receipt of TANF cash assistance, SNAP food assistance, and publicly funded health insurance benefits among these families, with a focus on the characteristics of those receiving and not receiving benefits. The brief:

    • Examines whether family characteristics, including age, marital status, and demographic characteristics relate to benefit receipt
    • Explores the relationship between benefit receipt and housing instability following an initial shelter stay
    • Examines whether help accessing benefits is related to families’ TANF receipt. (Author abstract) 
  • Individual Author: Chetty, Raj; Hendren, Nathaniel ; Katz, Lawrence F.
    Reference Type: Journal Article
    Year: 2016

    The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment offered randomly selected families housing vouchers to move from high-poverty housing projects to lower-poverty neighborhoods. We analyzed MTO's impacts on children's long-term outcomes using tax data. We found that moving to a lower-poverty neighborhood when young (before age 13) increased college attendance and earnings and reduced single parenthood rates. Moving as an adolescent had slightly negative impacts, perhaps because of disruption effects. The decline in the gains from moving when children were older suggests that the duration of exposure to better environments during childhood is an important determinant of children's long-term outcomes. (author abstract)

    The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) experiment offered randomly selected families housing vouchers to move from high-poverty housing projects to lower-poverty neighborhoods. We analyzed MTO's impacts on children's long-term outcomes using tax data. We found that moving to a lower-poverty neighborhood when young (before age 13) increased college attendance and earnings and reduced single parenthood rates. Moving as an adolescent had slightly negative impacts, perhaps because of disruption effects. The decline in the gains from moving when children were older suggests that the duration of exposure to better environments during childhood is an important determinant of children's long-term outcomes. (author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Showalter, Thomas; Spiker, Katie
    Reference Type: Report
    Year: 2016

    A new paper by National Skills Coalition and National Youth Employment Coalition finds that well-designed work-based learning opportunities can provide youth with occupational and work readiness training while providing income support for disconnected and at-risk youth. The paper examines four different work-based learning strategies, illustrates key elements of success, identifies challenges, and makes policy recommendations to address those challenges. (Author abstract)

    A new paper by National Skills Coalition and National Youth Employment Coalition finds that well-designed work-based learning opportunities can provide youth with occupational and work readiness training while providing income support for disconnected and at-risk youth. The paper examines four different work-based learning strategies, illustrates key elements of success, identifies challenges, and makes policy recommendations to address those challenges. (Author abstract)

  • Individual Author: Alexander, Karl (ed.); Morgan, Stephen L. (ed.)
    Reference Type: Journal Article
    Year: 2016

    Table of Contents

    The Coleman Report at Fifty: Its Legacy and Implications for Future Research on Equality of Opportunity

    Karl Alexander and Stephen L. Morgan

    Part I. The Legacy of EEO and Current Patterns of Educational Inequality

    Is It Family or School? Getting the Question Right

    Karl Alexander

    School Segregation and Racial Academic Achievement Gaps

    Sean F. Reardon

    Racial and Ethnic Gaps in Postsecondary Aspirations and Enrollment

    Barbara Schneider and Guan Saw

    Still No Effect of Resources, Even in the New Gilded Age?

    Stephen L. Morgan and Sol Bee Jung

    First- and Second-Order Methodological Developments from the Coleman Report

    Samuel R. Lucas

    Part II. Looking to the Future

    Educational Equality Is a Multifaceted Issue: Why We Must Understand the School's Sociocultural Context for Student Achievement

    Prudence L. Carter

    What If Coleman Had Known About...

    Table of Contents

    The Coleman Report at Fifty: Its Legacy and Implications for Future Research on Equality of Opportunity

    Karl Alexander and Stephen L. Morgan

    Part I. The Legacy of EEO and Current Patterns of Educational Inequality

    Is It Family or School? Getting the Question Right

    Karl Alexander

    School Segregation and Racial Academic Achievement Gaps

    Sean F. Reardon

    Racial and Ethnic Gaps in Postsecondary Aspirations and Enrollment

    Barbara Schneider and Guan Saw

    Still No Effect of Resources, Even in the New Gilded Age?

    Stephen L. Morgan and Sol Bee Jung

    First- and Second-Order Methodological Developments from the Coleman Report

    Samuel R. Lucas

    Part II. Looking to the Future

    Educational Equality Is a Multifaceted Issue: Why We Must Understand the School's Sociocultural Context for Student Achievement

    Prudence L. Carter

    What If Coleman Had Known About Stereotype Threat? How Social-Psychological Theory Can Help Mitigate Educational Inequality

    Geoffrey D. Borman and Jaymes Pyne

    A New Framework for Understanding Parental Involvement: Setting the Stage for Academic Success

    Angel L. Harris and Keith Robinson

    Necessary but Not Sufficient: The Role of Policy for Advancing Programs of School, Family, and Community Partnerships

    Joyce L. Epstein and Steven B. Sheldon

    Accountability, Inequality, and Achievement: The Effects of the No Child Left Behind Act on Multiple Measures of Student Learning

    Jennifer L. Jennings and Douglas Lee Lauen

    Can Technology Help Promote Equality of Educational Opportunities?

    Brian Jacob, Dan Berger, Cassandra Hart, and Susanna Loeb

    Connecting Research and Policy to Reduce Inequality 

    Ruth N. López Turley

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