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  • Individual Author: Hartig, Seth
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2019

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation provides an overview of the perils of food assistance and other social services benefits cliffs, as well as the results of a study on the effects of minimum wage and inflation on benefit limits. Discrepencies between market rates and subsidies for food, child care, and other needs can cause families to face severe financial circumstances when they reach sharp benefit limits.

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation provides an overview of the perils of food assistance and other social services benefits cliffs, as well as the results of a study on the effects of minimum wage and inflation on benefit limits. Discrepencies between market rates and subsidies for food, child care, and other needs can cause families to face severe financial circumstances when they reach sharp benefit limits.

  • Individual Author: Dreyer, Benard P.; James-Brown, Christine
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2019

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation, moderated by Edith Kealey, provides an overview of opportunities to reduce child poverty via measure such as expanding tax credits and food assistance programs and the impact of various potential packages of programs, including a case study of a package employed in Louisiana. 

    This presentation was given at the 57th National Association for Welfare Research and Statistics (NAWRS) Workshop in 2019. The presentation, moderated by Edith Kealey, provides an overview of opportunities to reduce child poverty via measure such as expanding tax credits and food assistance programs and the impact of various potential packages of programs, including a case study of a package employed in Louisiana. 

  • Individual Author: Fernkas, Robin; Javar, Janet; Alamprese, Judy; Eyster, Lauren; Person, Ann
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2018

    These PowerPoints are from the 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS). This panel highlighted findings from the U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants. Presenters shared implementation and outcome findings from Los Angeles Valley College’s delivery of the Biotech Bridge Academy and described three colleges’ efforts to develop competency-based programs in information technology. Janet Javar (U.S. Department of Labor) moderated this session, and Robin Fernkas (U.S. Department of Labor) served as a discussant. Various methodologies were used across the presentations.

     

    See more at: https://www.opressrc.org/content/reducing-economic-hardship-encouraging-asset-development-among-low-income-individuals-and

    These PowerPoints are from the 2018 Research and Evaluation Conference on Self-Sufficiency (RECS). This panel highlighted findings from the U.S. Department of Labor's Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants. Presenters shared implementation and outcome findings from Los Angeles Valley College’s delivery of the Biotech Bridge Academy and described three colleges’ efforts to develop competency-based programs in information technology. Janet Javar (U.S. Department of Labor) moderated this session, and Robin Fernkas (U.S. Department of Labor) served as a discussant. Various methodologies were used across the presentations.

     

    See more at: https://www.opressrc.org/content/reducing-economic-hardship-encouraging-asset-development-among-low-income-individuals-and

  • Individual Author: Waters, Damon; Chester, Hilary; Gaffney, Angela; Hetling, Andrea
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2018

    This session discussed how TANF and employment services programs can serve special populations. Presenters shared strategies that state and local systems use to provide financial support and related employment services to newly arrived refugees, the feasibility and benefits of providing enhanced employment services to foreign trafficking victims, and a risk assessment tool for domestic violence survivors applying for services and waivers under the Family Violence Options. Damon Waters (Administration for Children and Families) moderated this session.

     

    This session discussed how TANF and employment services programs can serve special populations. Presenters shared strategies that state and local systems use to provide financial support and related employment services to newly arrived refugees, the feasibility and benefits of providing enhanced employment services to foreign trafficking victims, and a risk assessment tool for domestic violence survivors applying for services and waivers under the Family Violence Options. Damon Waters (Administration for Children and Families) moderated this session.

     

  • Individual Author: López, Michael ; Dobbins, Dionne ; Hepburn, Peter ; Sandstrom, Heather
    Reference Type: Conference Paper
    Year: 2018

    Publicly funded child care represents a critical work support for families, and is a key mechanism for supporting low-income families with a path to economic self-sufficiency. This session looked at how variations in community context (such as the availability of care, responsiveness to nonstandard work hours, and the unique experiences of Latino immigrants) might affect child care access. Michael López (Abt Associates) moderated this session. The presenters used a variety of different methodologies in their research.

     

    Publicly funded child care represents a critical work support for families, and is a key mechanism for supporting low-income families with a path to economic self-sufficiency. This session looked at how variations in community context (such as the availability of care, responsiveness to nonstandard work hours, and the unique experiences of Latino immigrants) might affect child care access. Michael López (Abt Associates) moderated this session. The presenters used a variety of different methodologies in their research.

     

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