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A study of the Self-Employment Assistance program: Helping unemployed workers pursue self-employment

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 13:07
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Weigensberg, Elizabeth
Needels, Karen
Gould-Werth, Alix
Patnaik, Ankita
Lee, Joanne
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

This report for the Department of Labor examines Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) programs, which help qualifying unemployment insurance recipients set up a business in lieu of seeking a new job. In addition to providing a weekly self-employment allowance, SEA programs typically partnered with other organizations to provide participants with important business development supports, including counseling, mentoring, or training. Researchers examined states’ motivation for establishing SEA programs, states’ experiences with implementing a program, and outcomes of SEA participants and their businesses. (Author abstract)

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