People who run programs for low-income job seekers and those seeking to promote policies that can improve employment outcomes for low-income individuals need evidence about what works.
TANF and Employment Issues
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program, created in 1996, requires most welfare recipients to work and imposes time limits on welfare benefits. Recent changes in federal TANF rules place new pressures on states to reduce their welfare caseloads and increase the proportion of their TANF recipients in work activities. Mathematica’s research is providing useful guidance to states in this evolving policy environment.
The Pathways to Work Evidence Clearinghouse: The What Works Clearinghouse of Proven and Promising Approaches to Move Welfare Recipients to Work
Exploring Measurement of Performance Outcomes and Work Requirements in Programs Promoting Economic Independence (EMPOWERED)
The purpose of this study is to conduct a cross-cutting examination of the use of performance measures, work requirements, and child support requirements among human services programs that include a focus on promoting self-sufficiency.
Samina Sattar studies the implementation and impact of social programs with the aim of improving federal, state, and local policymaking.Featured Projects
- Connecting Inmates to Public Workforce Services Prior to Release: The Linking to Employment Activities Pre-Release Grants
- Summer Youth Employment Initiative Under the Recovery Act
- Evaluation of Waivers Granted Under WIA
- Evaluation of Waivers Granted Under WIA: Profiles of 12 Sites
- Training and Reemployment
- Economic Development, Job Creation and Entrepreneurship
- TANF and Employment Issues
- Criminal Justice