Job Search or Basic Education Participation First: Which Improves Welfare Recipients’ Earnings More in the Long Term?

This brief from MDRC examines whether quick employment or basic education and training better improves economic well-being of TANF participants. The authors present findings from three sites that took part in the National Evaluation of Welfare-to-Work Strategies study. Overall, the findings suggest that both types of welfare-to-work programs can increase earnings, compared with not offering such services.
Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
October, 2016
Date: 
October 2016
Source: 
Partner Resources
National/International: 
National
Topics/Subtopics: 
  • Employment
    • Job Search
  • Education and Training
    • Adult Basic Education
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