Measuring What Matters: Shifting Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to an Outcome-Based Model

This National Skills Coalition brief offers guidance on how TANF and other public assistance programs could shift emphasis to skills and employment outcomes, like those used by WIOA common measures, rather than a procedural process that measures the work participation rate. WIOA identifies individuals facing barriers to entering the labor market. This brief identifies ways to enhance coordination between TANF and WIOA systems by addressing common purposes for increasing access to employment and education and training opportunities to support these individuals.
Record Type: 
Research-To-Practice Brief
Publication Date: 
June, 2019
June 2019
Partner Resources
  • Employment
    • WIOA
  • Education and Training
  • TANF Program Administration
    • Data Systems