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Beyond housing policy: Human service policies to address housing instability PowerPoint

Individual Author: 
Heiman, Patrick
Pilkauskas, Natasha
Michelmore, Katherine
Curtis, Marah
McKernan, Pat

The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) sponsored a webinar, Beyond Housing Policy: Human Service Policies to Address Housing Instability, on March 7, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm EST. The webinar focused on human service policies and programs that may directly influence low-income and vulnerable families’ housing stability. There is a well-established connection between consistent, stable, and affordable housing and positive family physical, emotional, and economic well-being.

Beyond housing policy: Human service policies to address housing instability questions and answers document

Individual Author: 
Heiman, Patrick
Pilkauskas, Natasha
Michelmore, Katherine
Curtis, Marah
McKernan, Pat

The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) sponsored a webinar, Beyond Housing Policy: Human Service Policies to Address Housing Instability, on March 7, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm EST. The webinar focused on human service policies and programs that may directly influence low-income and vulnerable families’ housing stability. There is a well-established connection between consistent, stable, and affordable housing and positive family physical, emotional, and economic well-being.

Beyond housing policy: Human service policies to address housing instability transcript

Individual Author: 
Heiman, Patrick
Pilkauskas, Natasha
Michelmore, Katherine
Curtis, Marah
McKernan, Pat

The Self-Sufficiency Research Clearinghouse (SSRC) sponsored a webinar, Beyond Housing Policy: Human Service Policies to Address Housing Instability, on March 7, 2018, 2:00-3:30pm EST. The webinar focused on human service policies and programs that may directly influence low-income and vulnerable families’ housing stability. There is a well-established connection between consistent, stable, and affordable housing and positive family physical, emotional, and economic well-being.

The Pregnancy Assistance Fund: Launching programs to support expectant and parenting youth

Individual Author: 
Person, Ann E.
Clary, Elizabeth
Zief, Susan
Adamek, Katie
Caplan, Valerie
Worthington, Julie

This report is the first systematic description of the Pregnancy Assistance Fund (PAF) grant program’s efforts to support expectant and parenting youth. It examines early grant implementation among the 17 states and Indian tribes awarded PAF grants in 2013. The study team gathered and analyzed data from two sources: (1) a standardized review of grant applications, and (2) telephone interviews with administrators representing the 17 grantees.

Evaluating public employment programs with field experiments: A survey of American evidence

Individual Author: 
O'Leary, Christopher J.

Research in the 1970s based on observational data provided evidence consistent with predictions from economic theory that paying unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to involuntarily jobless workers prolongs unemployment. However, some scholars also reported estimates that the additional time spent in subsidized job search was productive. That is, UI receipt tended to raise reemployment wages after work search among the unemployed. A series of field experiments in the 1980s investigated positive incentives to overcome the work disincentive effects of UI.

Multi-site family study on incarceration, parenting and partnering: Program impacts technical report

Individual Author: 
Lindquist, Christine
Steffey, Danielle
Tueller, Stephen
McKay, Tasseli
Bir, Anupa
Feinberg, Rose
Ramirez, Derek

This report presents findings on the impact of couples-based family strengthening services in four prison-based programs from the Multi-Site Family Study on Incarceration, Parenting and Partnering (MFS-IP) and discusses the implications for policy, programs, and future research. In one of the four grantee programs, the low-dosage healthy relationship retreat had sustained positive effects on multiple partnership and parenting relationship outcomes for a low-income, justice-involved population. This evaluation attempted to isolate the impacts of relatively low-dosage couples programming.

The role of workplace accommodations in the employment of people with disabilities

Individual Author: 
Anand, Priyanka
Sevak, Purvi

We explore the role of workplace accommodations in reducing employment barriers and improving the employment of people with disabilities. We do so using data from the 2015 Survey of Disability and Employment on people with disabilities who applied for vocational rehabilitation services in three states. The results show that at least one third of nonworking people with disabilities reported employment barriers that could be addressed by workplace accommodations, such as lack of transportation and an inaccessible workplace.

Does living along a busy highway increase premature births?

Individual Author: 
Currie, Janet
Walker, Reed

Reducing traffic congestion with open-road tolling limits pollution and contributes to better infant health—and saves $440 million in health care costs. Among families living within 2 kilometers of expressway toll booths, premature births fell by between 6.7 percent and 9.2 percent after the installation of E-ZPass tolling systems. The incidence of low birth weight fell by between 8.5 percent and 11.3 percent.

Earnings and child support participation among reentering fathers

Individual Author: 
Mellgren, Linda
McKay, Tasseli
Landwehr, Justin
Bir, Anupa
Helburn, Amy
Lindquist, Christine
Krieger, Kate

A father’s incarceration can represent a serious threat to economic stability for his children and family, yet little is known about earnings and child support payments among justice-involved men over the course of incarceration and release. This brief presents findings on pre- and post-incarceration wages and child support participation in the five impact sites of the Multi-site Family Study on Incarceration, Parenting and Partnering (MFS-IP). This analysis matches MFS-IP survey data with state administrative data on wages and child support participation to examine this gap.

Associations between food environment around schools and professionally measured weight status for middle and high school students

Individual Author: 
Tang, Xuyang
Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam
Abbott, Joshua K.
Aggarwal, Rimjhim
Tulloch, David L.
Lloyd, Kristen
Yedidia, Michael J.

Background: Obesity rates among school-age children remain high. Access to energy-dense foods at home, in schools, in stores, and restaurants around homes and schools is of concern. Research on the relationship between food environment around schools and students' weight status is inconclusive. This study examines the association between weight status of middle and high school students and proximity to a comprehensive set of food outlets around schools.