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  • Individual Author: Schulz, Kelly M.; Diriker, Memo
    Year: 2017

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes the Maryland state-funded competitive workforce development grant program, EARN-MD, and explains the program’s goals, objectives, and distinctive factors. 

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes the Maryland state-funded competitive workforce development grant program, EARN-MD, and explains the program’s goals, objectives, and distinctive factors. 

  • Individual Author: Cerf, Benjamin; Leach, Mark A.; Mitchell, Josh; Shattuck, Rachel M.
    Year: 2017

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes how the great recession of 2007-2010 has exacerbated the economic instability of many U.S. families, and how it has renewed Congressional interest in evaluating programs like SNAP, WIC, and TANF.

    This PowerPoint presentation from the 2017 NAWRS workshop summarizes how the great recession of 2007-2010 has exacerbated the economic instability of many U.S. families, and how it has renewed Congressional interest in evaluating programs like SNAP, WIC, and TANF.

  • Individual Author: Matthews, Hannah; Reeves, Rhiannon
    Reference Type: Report, Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2014

    The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the primary funding source for federal child care subsidies to low-income working families, as well as improving child care quality. CCDBG provides child care assistance to children from birth to age 13.  This fact sheet highlights key information about school-age children and CCDBG. (author introduction)

     

    The Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) is the primary funding source for federal child care subsidies to low-income working families, as well as improving child care quality. CCDBG provides child care assistance to children from birth to age 13.  This fact sheet highlights key information about school-age children and CCDBG. (author introduction)

     

  • Individual Author: National Employment Law Project
    Reference Type: Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2012

    NELP is conducting on-going research to track the current recovery on multiple dimensions, including unemployment, wages, and occupational and industry growth patterns. This report updates NELP’s previous analyses of job loss and job growth trends during and after the Great Recession. We find that during the recession (2008 Q1 to 2010 Q1), employment losses occurred throughout the economy, but were concentrated in mid-wage occupations. By contrast, during the recovery (2010 Q1 to 2012 Q1), employment gains have been concentrated in lower-wage occupations, which grew 2.7 times as fast as mid-wage and higher-wage occupations. (author introduction)

    NELP is conducting on-going research to track the current recovery on multiple dimensions, including unemployment, wages, and occupational and industry growth patterns. This report updates NELP’s previous analyses of job loss and job growth trends during and after the Great Recession. We find that during the recession (2008 Q1 to 2010 Q1), employment losses occurred throughout the economy, but were concentrated in mid-wage occupations. By contrast, during the recovery (2010 Q1 to 2012 Q1), employment gains have been concentrated in lower-wage occupations, which grew 2.7 times as fast as mid-wage and higher-wage occupations. (author introduction)

  • Individual Author: Cohen, Phillip N.
    Reference Type: Stakeholder Resource
    Year: 2006

    In the late 1990s economic expansion and the new welfare policy led to a dramatic growth in employment, and pushed down rates of welfare receipt among single mothers. Because employment increases reached so far down the economic ladder and official poverty declined, moreover, a conventional wisdom emerged that American had turned a corner with respect to poverty and its attendant social ills. Andrew Natsios spoke for many when, in the summer of 1999, he wrote, “Americans are wealthier, more law-abiding, and more willing to work in a booming economy, which gives credence to the old adage that a rising tide lifts all boats.”

    However, largely unnoticed at the intersection of these trends, and beginning in the early 1990s, was a decline in employment for a smaller and less visible population: single mothers with disabilities. That divergence turns out to be at the center of the growing disparity in wellbeing between single mothers with disabilities and the general population of single mothers that is the core issue for this report. As we will see, this disparity has important...

    In the late 1990s economic expansion and the new welfare policy led to a dramatic growth in employment, and pushed down rates of welfare receipt among single mothers. Because employment increases reached so far down the economic ladder and official poverty declined, moreover, a conventional wisdom emerged that American had turned a corner with respect to poverty and its attendant social ills. Andrew Natsios spoke for many when, in the summer of 1999, he wrote, “Americans are wealthier, more law-abiding, and more willing to work in a booming economy, which gives credence to the old adage that a rising tide lifts all boats.”

    However, largely unnoticed at the intersection of these trends, and beginning in the early 1990s, was a decline in employment for a smaller and less visible population: single mothers with disabilities. That divergence turns out to be at the center of the growing disparity in wellbeing between single mothers with disabilities and the general population of single mothers that is the core issue for this report. As we will see, this disparity has important implications for the relationship between work, family and the state in the United States. 

    The report begins with a brief theoretical framework and review of existing research, and then presents an analysis of trends in survival strategies and wellbeing for single mothers with and without disabilities. I conclude with a discussion of some policy approaches and recommendations for policy change. (author introduction)

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